Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1h28min Germany 1970
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Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness to problem solving. He's a dutiful husband; his wife's a social climber and pushes him to seek a promotion, but they also share sweet moments. He's a caring father, helping his son with homework. His parents visit; his mother criticizes his wife. Old School friends drop by, as do neighbors. Some comment on Raab's wife's expensive tastes. His promotion may be a long shot, especially after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?

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  • Kurt Raab : Monsieur R.
  • Lilith Ungerer : Madame R.
  • Lilo Pempeit : Le collègue de bureau
  • And with: Franz Maron, Harry Baer, Peter Moland, Ingrid Caven


  • Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Scenario Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
  • Photo director Dietrich Lohmann
  • Set Design Kurt Raab
  • Sound Klaus Eckelt
  • Editing Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
  • Production Compagny Antiteater-Produktion, Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR)
  • Distributor Carlotta Films
  • Production Compagny Maran Film

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1970
  • Release date for France05/12/1971
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageGerman
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