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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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Credits

Director

Daniel Schmid

Composer

Gottfried Hüngsberg, Peer Raben

With

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Ingrid Caven, Annemarie Düringer

Scenario

Daniel Schmid, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Director of Photography

Renato Berta

Editor

Ila von Hasperg

Producer

Michael Fengler

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Switzerland, West Germany

Year

1976

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