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The Fassbinder Collection II [DVD]

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    Overview

    Special Features


    • In a Year With 13 Moons:
    • A new digital widescreen transfer (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 tvs
    • Video introduction by filmmaker Richard Linklater (School of Rock, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life)
    • Audio commentary by editor Juliane Lorenz
    • Love and Despair: A conversation with Werner Schroeter
    • An interview with Juliane Lorenz
    • Liner notes by Robert Kolker, author of the Altering Eye
    • Martha:
    • A new digital transfer in the original 1.33:1 aspect ratio
    • Fassbinder in Hollywood: A feature-length documentary featuring new interviews with many of Fassbinder's collaborators, including Hanna Schygulla, Ulli Lommel, cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, and director Wim Wenders
    • Liner notes by Jonathan Rosenbaum, author of Midnight Moves and Placing Movies

    Synopsis


    In a Year With 13 Moons
    This Rainer Werner Fassbinder drama centers around the lonely quest for love of Elvira Weishaupt, a man who became a woman to please his/her man. Just prior to that, Elivira had been jilted by her previous live-in partner, a man. She does the operation to win the heart of another, Anton. Unfortunately, the sex-change operation does not change the intended's mind; Anton is simply not interested. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Martha
    Martha is a wealthy and totally self-involved woman -- so much so that on a trip during which her father dies, she does indeed cry, but only because she lost her purse. She marries a stranger who claims not to be at all attracted to her, and their wedding is only the beginning of a battle between them to determine who will get the upper hand over the other. Martha holds her own in this genuinely sado-masochistic relationship, until a tragic accident paralyzes her. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Volker Spengler
      Volker Spengler - Elvira Weishaupt
    • Ingrid Caven
      Ingrid Caven - Red Zora
    • Gottfried John
      Gottfried John - Anton Saitz
    • Image coming soon
      Elisabeth Trissenaar - Irene
    • Eva Mattes
      Eva Mattes - Marie-Ann



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