Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest) | West Germany | 1971 | 35mm | 91 min. | German with English subtitles Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Cast: Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer, Ingrid Caven In this sequel to Love is Colder Than Death, Franz (now played by Baer) is released from prison and starts planning a supermarket robbery. He also rekindles his relationship with old flame Johanna (Schygulla) and lights several new ones. “Quintessential Fassbinder...the work of a very young man who has just discovered the secret pleasures of angst” (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).