Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Angst essen Seele auf, feature film, 1974

DIRECTED BY: Rainer Fassbinder

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Brigitte Mira (Emmi Kurowski),
El Hedi ben Salem (Ali),
Barbara Valentin (Barbara),
Irm Hermann (Krista),
Karl Scheydt (Albert Kurowski)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Jürgen Jürges

A story about forbidden love between a widow in her sixties, Emma, and worker Ali – from Morocco, twenty years younger than she. When the outer pressure calms down and when they are left alone, there arouses a new inner pressure bringing a new threat to their relationship. There is a question if Ali can adjust to the environment and life with Emma… 

35 mm, color, 94 min