Gods of the Plague Movie Review 1969

Information and Film Reviews for Gods of the Plague the Movie

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Fassbinder goes noir--or grey with lots of sharp lighting--in this gangster-auteur tale of robbery gone awry. The requisite trappings of the crime genre (guys and dolls and cops and robbers) provide a vague backdrop (and a vague plot) for a moody story full of teutonic angst and alienation, and that certain Fassbinder feeling (which, need we say, isn't to everyone's taste). An early effort by the director, who remade the story later the same year as "The American Soldier" (Fassbinder acts in both). In German with (difficult-to-read) English subtitles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 92 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Hanna Schygulla, Harry Bear
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
International Film Foundation

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