UW Cinematheque - 35mm Forever!
The Fan (Der Fan) | West Germany | 1982 | 35mm | 92 min. Director: Eckhart Schmidt
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Cast: Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger, Simone Brahmann Teenager Simone (Nosbusch) has developed a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with pop singer R (Steiger). Abandoning school and her family to pursue her fantasy, Simone encounters her idol at a TV taping and the stage is set for a coolly enacted nightmare of seduction, rejection, and revenge. Eerily directed in a clinically detached style, this gem of a thriller was never given a theatrical release in the U.S..