Ali, fear eats the soul

Ali, fear eats the soul

Angst essen Seele auf

DVD - 2003 | German
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A Moroccan immigrant in Munich comes up against racial and social prejudice when he marries a sixty-year old charwoman.
Audience: PG
Publisher: [S.l.] : Criterion Collection, c2003
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN ALI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Angst essen Seele auf

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poolman
Nov 11, 2016

It may be a style of film making but this is flat and one-dimensional. The acting is wooden and lacking in subtlety even though the racial tensions which form the basis for the film are certainly an accurate mirror of 1970's Germany and even more so today with the influx of migrants and, one might say, of many places in the world.

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ms_mustard
Nov 10, 2015

bad boy director Fassbinder softens his approach and makes a film inspired by All the Heaven Allows adding differences in race to those of age and social status.

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