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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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

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

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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Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Peer Raben


Vitus Zeplichal, Elke Aberle, Alexander Allerson


Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Michael Ballhaus, Ernst Schmid


Liesgret Schmitt-Klink, Beate Fischer-Weiskirch

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Screenplay based on

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