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Dieter Schidor

Der Bauer von Babylon

Edition 1989
82' - 1982 - Dialogue: German
Director: Dieter Schidor Composer: Peer Raben With: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau, Franco Nero, Laurent Malet, Burkhard Driest
Schidor observed Fassbinder while shooting his last film, Querelle. This is an attempt at getting closer to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The portrait is completed by interviews with Jeanne Moreau, Brad Davis and Franco Nero. "l had read the script of Querelle and had driven out to see the shooting in Haselhorst. Crumbling industrial architecture, building timber, ramps, puddles, bushes - the kind of landscape I know is my kind. Inside, Zehetbauer's incredible, theatrical construction. Again that feeling of relatedness, hut at the same time rejection : this time he had gone too far, it could not turn out wel!. When I saw the first two roles in the first version, I was sure straight away - this was going to be his best film. What he had always talked about, his major theme, his thing - at last he had hit it spot-on, in these pictures of razor-sharp articiality, it could not be more simple, more convincing."
(Christian Enzensberger)

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Credits

Director

Dieter Schidor

Composer

Peer Raben

With

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau, Franco Nero, Laurent Malet, Burkhard Driest

Scenario

Dieter Schidor, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Carl-Friedrich Koschnick, Rainer Lanuschny

Editor

Rice Renz

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Year

1982

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