Dir. R.W. Fassbinder (1972).
Wildly theatrical, this tale of a successful fashion designer and the model with whom she has fallen in love matches the two great Fassbinder divas, Margit Carstensen and Hanna Schygulla.
Martin Luther King told of his growing nightmares and his enduring dreams in the rolling, hypnotic cadences of the rural preacher. But it was the humane, incorruptible mystique of the man that won the crowd, his crescendo phrases winning affirmations of “amen” and “Say it, brother” again and again.