Ali Fear eats the soul = Angst essen Seele auf

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, Tango Film Produktion

DVD - 2003

German widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar. They fall in love despite their racial and cultural differences and decide to marry, amidst disapproval from family and friends.

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1st Floor DVD/MOVIE/WORLD/GERMAN/Ali Due Jul 1, 2022
Criterion collection ; 198.
Feature films
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2003]
Special edition ; full screen
Item Description
Title and credits from container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features included on disc 2.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD format; Dolby digital mono.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Jürgen Jurges ; editor, Thea Eymèsz.
Corporate Authors
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (presenter), Tango Film Produktion (production company)
Other Authors
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1945-1982 (screenwriter), Brigitte Mira (actor), El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, 1940-2002, Irm Hermann
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (The Marriage of Maria Braun) offers one of his most approachable works with this stylized May-December romance between a frumpy, late-middle-aged cleaning lady and a handsome Arab mechanic who is considerably younger. Among the interesting extras is a pithy discussion by Todd Haynes (Far from Heaven) of the shared influence of Douglas Sirk's 1955 Hollywood melodrama All That Heaven Allows. For all serious collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A middle-aged woman falls in love with a younger Arab guest worker.