Love is Colder Than Death
DIRECTOR: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
CAST: ULLI LOMMEL, HANNA SCHYGULLA, KATRIN SCHAAKE, RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
Fassbinder’s first feature, a tough three-cornered criminal-class romance, arrived bearing a title that might seem to encapsulate his body of work to come. The director plays small-time Munich pimp Franz, who embarks on a thrill-kill crime spree with his prostitute girlfriend (Hanna Schygulla) and his new gangster pal (Ulli Lommel), the trio becoming emotionally entangled along the way. A kick-down-the-door debut, rough, resourceful, and redolent of the stink of the streets.
Screening in the series Late Nights at Metrograph.