Whity

1971

Whity (1971)

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This film is set in the American Old West, with overtones of the antebellum South. The main character, Whity, is a black servant who is sorely abused at every turn. Eventually, he has had all he can take; his manner of taking vengeance is what this film is about.

Cast

Ron Randell
as Ben Nicholson
Ulli Lommel
as Frank Nicholson
Harry Baer
as Davy Nicholson
Katrin Schaake
as Katherine Nicholson
Tomas Blanco
as Fake Mexican physician
Mark Salvage
as Sheriff
Helga Ballhaus
as Judge's wife
Elaine Baker
as Marpessa, Whity's mother
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Critic Reviews for Whity

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Fassbinder's provocative 1970 meditation on race and class.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Fassbinder's lone western.

May 26, 2006 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Though the genre-blasting Whity sees Fassbinder toying with classic western conventions and trying to subvert distinctly American forms of racism, the moral catastrophes the director exposes are nonetheless played for a world-weary pathos and unive

Sep 2, 2003 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Whity is a great film, and deserves to be counted among Fassbinder's best.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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