World soundtrack awards
Film Fest Gent - Bolwieser
Archived: Bolwieser - Bolwieser (1976)

director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

composer: Peer Raben
With: Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kurt Raab en Bernhard Helfrich, a.o.


Bolwieser (Kurt Raab), stationmaster in a little Bavarian town in the 1920s, feels that with his marriage to Hanni (Elisabeth Trissenaar), daughter of a brewery owner, he has achieved happiness and good social standing. But the entire city knows that Hanni turned to the tavern owner Merkl (Bernhard Helfrich) long ago. When Bolwieser hears about the rumor, Hanni and Merkl report the worst “slanderers.” He even commits perjury in order not to lose his wife. However, he is unable to live without the illusion of his idyllic marriage. The human tragedy takes its course: Bolwieser begins to drink, his wife leaves him for the hairdresser (Udo Kier), and the stationmaster is even sentenced to jail because of perjury. Hanni files for divorce.


director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
composer: Peer Raben

production company: Bavaria Atelier

More info

Country: Germany
year: 1976


RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (1945-1982): This Night (short, 1965), Der Stadtstreicher (short, 1965), Das kleine Chaos (short, 1967), Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (1969), Götter der Pest (1969), Katzelmacher (1969), Warum läuft Herr R. Amok? (1969), Rio das Mortes (TV, 1970), Das Kaffeehaus (TV, 1970), Whity (1970), Die Niklashauser Fart (TV, 1970), Der amerikanische Soldat (1970), Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte (1970), Pioniere in Ingolstadt (TV, 1970), Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (1971), Die bitteren Tränen… Show more

Technical Specs

Online communication by Wisefools