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Film Fest Gent - Satansbraten
Archived: Satansbraten - Satansbraten (1976)

director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

composer: Peer Raben
With: Kurt Raab (Walter Kranz) Margit Carstensen (Andrée) Helen Vita (Luise Kranz) Volker Spengler (Ernst) Ingrid Caven (Lily) , a.o.


The poet Walter Kranz (Kurt Raab) faces a total creative crisis: Once called the “poet of the revolution,” he has not produced a word in two years. What remains are debts, a haranguing wife (Helen Vita), and a retarded brother (Volker Spengler) who collects dead flies. But after Kranz kills his rich lover, the blood in his poetic vein is revitalized. Yet, the work turns out to be a plagiarism of a poem by Stefan George. This is when Kranz develops the mania to be George himself. The savings of his glowing admirer (Margit Carstensen) permit him to engage young actors who play, for good pay, the admiring circle of disciples. Among Kranz’ creative exercises is also the attempt to succeed as a homosexual. But then the money is gone, including the funds Kranz stole from his parents and extracted from a prostitute. The “disciples” disappear. Now Kranz turns totally megalomaniac. Fascist ideas overcome him. There is no way to stop the chaos in the madhouse. Kranz writes a marvelous novel, gets beaten, and he is even shot. But then all dead bodies rise again and are merry.


director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
composer: Peer Raben

production company: Albatros

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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

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