Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?
by Rainer Werner Fassbinder1h281970Germany

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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?

Cast and crew
  • Credits

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

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1970
    • French release date : 12 mai 1971
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : German

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