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Daniel Schmid

Schatten der Engel (L'ombre des anges)

Edition 1978
101' - 1976 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Daniel Schmid Composer: Gottfried Hüngsberg, Peer Raben With: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingrid Caven, Annemarie Düringer
Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, called the rich Jew, discovers she is a good listener, so she's soon busy. Raoul imagines grotesque sex scenes between Lily and the Jew; he leaves her for a man. Her parents, a bitter Fascist who is a cabaret singer in drag and her wheelchair-bound mother, offer no refuge. Even though all have a philosophical bent, the other whores reject Lily because she tolerates everyone, including men. She tires of her lonely life and looks for a way out. Even that act serves the local corrupt powers.

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Daniel Schmid


Gottfried Hüngsberg, Peer Raben


Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingrid Caven, Annemarie Düringer


Daniel Schmid, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Renato Berta


Ila von Hasperg


Michael Fengler

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Countries of production

Switzerland, West Germany



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