Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Angst essen Seele auf
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1h33min Germany 1974
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

An almost accidental romance is kindled between a German woman in her mid-sixties and a Moroccan migrant worker around twenty-five years younger. They abruptly decide to marry, appalling everyone around them.

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  • El Hedi Ben Salem : Ali
  • Brigitte Mira : Emmi Kurowski
  • And with: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Lilo Pempeit, Karl Scheydt, Irm Hermann, Barbara Valentin, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Walter Sedlmayr, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo, Katharina Herberg


  • Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Scenario Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Photo director Jürgen Jürges
  • Set Design Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Sound Fritz Müller-Scherz
  • Editing Thea Eymèsz
  • Producer Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Production Compagny Tango-Films
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1974
  • Release date for France06/05/1974
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageGerman
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