Katzelmacher is a West German film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The film centers on an aimless group of friends whose lives are shaken up by. Katzelmacher has 15 ratings and 0 reviews: Published March 2nd by Verlag der Autoren GmbH & Co KG, pages, Paperback. The epigram before the opening credits of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Katzelmacher (his second feature-length movie after Love is Colder than Death.
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Which villain would come out on top? Search for ” Katzelmacher ” on Amazon. Unusual gangster story, in which a small-time pimp Franz, who is torn between his mistress and Bruno the gangster sent after him by the syndicate that he has refused to join. A man is released from prison and finds the society on the outside fassbindre than appealing. With several women as well as the police on his tail, he sets out to find an old friend.
On a film katzelmacger there are two things missing, the film material and the director.
So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. Ricky is a cold-blooded U. After serving in Viet Nam, he returns to his home town of Munich to eliminate a few problem crooks for three renegade cops.
A young West German katzflmacher man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing. Hans Epp is a self-destructive man who lives a dissatisfied life. He tries to find meaning as a fruit vendor, but a heart attack impedes his ability to work, which turns his dissatisfaction into despair. Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. Kusters wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance.
He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and With slicked-down hair and three-piece suits, dependable Herr Katzelmachdr is a technical draftsman. He gets along with his colleagues although his boss wants him to go beyond technical cleanliness Whity is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the south-west U.
The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife, Katherine, and two sons by a Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a “Communist” and “Greek dog”. After having been attacked, Jorgos talks to Maria of his wish to return home.
I think in big parts the film is about dynamics. Different couples with different dynamics. One couple in which the man treats his woman harshly, one in which he treats her more tenderly until he is eager for more money and one in which the woman has the upper hand in the household, apparently because she brings home the money. Yet they all seem to be in love with their partner and they are all friends with each other.
Money also plays an important role overall. Those who have money are more oppressive and dominating. As if having money gives one more of a right to tell your partner what he or she should do in things that have nothing to do with money.
Two of the men consider doing something illegal, that should bring big bucks. This was the cause for some quarrels with their women who found the idea appealing but didn’t want to risk it.
We never learn what it was they had planned and eventually they dropped the idea. But the relationships with their women were hurt permanently by this dispute. Everyone seemed to have sex with everyone except the ugly womanwithout being much of an issue, but hey, it was In fact, it only was an issue when one of the women demanded money for it. It made her a whore, but the other women doing it for free didn’t make them whores. Except for maybe the woman who was said to have sex with the guest-worker from Greece.
The scenes of always two different characters walking, with the melancholic music I understood this way that the two people talk differently to each other when they are among themselves.
Always more tender, no matter which fqssbinder people it were. But once there are at least three people the dynamics change for the worse. At the beginning I found the film quite alien, because of the apparent disjointness of the scenes, but the better I knew the characters the more drawn in I was and I soon started to get something out of most scenes.
Katzelmacher () – Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Jorgos – IMDb
It was also alien because I was not used to the way they talk. Pretty stagy in pronunciation and phrasing. There was no sense of time. It just goes from one conversation to another. From the dialogue you could gather that a lot of time passed overall, but it isn’t really important to know how much. It was just important for the movie so to not have the plot stagnating, to see different sides of the characters. Although it could also be argued again that you don’t get a sense of time passing because Fassbinder didn’t yet know any better, since he was rather new to the medium of film.
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Why Does Herr R. Michael Fengler, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Edit Cast Cast overview: Helga Rudolf Waldemar Brem Klaus as Hannes Grombal Katrin Schaake Edit Storyline Jorgos, a dassbinder worker from Greece, joins a group of young people fassbinded Munich usually hanging around. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Shot in nine days. Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is the meaning of the word “Katzelmacher”? Was this review helpful to you?
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