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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Ich will doch nur, das ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You To Love Me)

Edition 1982
104' - 1976 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Composer: Peer Raben With: Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Alexander Allerson

A man is interviewed by a sympathetic woman. His tale unfolds, of hard work that never pleases his parents, of a father who denigrates his efforts, of an indifferent mother. He builds them a house. Instead of offering their flat to him and his bride, they give the flat up, so he goes to Munich to work in construction, bringing his wife who is soon pregnant. They buy things on credit; he works overtime. He shows up with flowers and expensive gifts. When construction slows and he works less overtime, he cannot adjust his spending habits: he needs to be loved. Pressures mount. When he snaps, and violence ensues, who will be his victim?

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Credits

Director

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Composer

Peer Raben

With

Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Alexander Allerson

Scenario

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Michael Ballhaus, Ernst Schmid

Editor

Liesgret Schmitt-Klink, Beate Fischer-Weiskirch

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Germany

Screenplay based on

"Lebenslaenglich" (Klaus Antes, Christiane Ehrhardt, Heinrich Hannover )

Year

1976

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