The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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Fassbinder and Fengler opt to impress upon us a sense of almost unbearable tedium, a strategy so effective that, when drama arrives in the film's closing minutes, the eruption of violence feels like a kind of relief.
With a sardonic, scalpel-like technique, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his co-director, Michael Fengler, calmly and gleefully flay the West German version of the American dream.
A revealing demonstration of how the style of a Fassbinder film becomes its subject.
Fassbinder navigates carefully between mockery and empathy, heightening the interior drama with his superior staging.
provocative film that certainly isn't easy to forget%u2014as long as you patiently sit through its entirety
A dark and bitter work that is difficult for some viewers and fascinating for others.
Works as caustic anti-theater theater.
'Its condemnation of the acceptance of life as determined by societal convention is so strongly felt that the extremity of the finale is...as encouraging as it is disturbing.'
early fassbinder, very disturbing and dare i say influential. maybe where haneke and von trier got started. great performance by kurt raabe as herr r.
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