Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, born in 1945, was one of the most important directors of the New German Film whose breakthrough he facilitated on an international level. His artistic creation was marked by tremendous productivity: Up to his death in 1982 he made 44 films (adding the missing short film “This Night”, there actually are 45), including multi-part television productions. He was involved as producer or co-producer in 26 films, appeared in 21 films produced by other directors as well as in 19 of his own films as actor or guest. In addition, he wrote 37 scenarios, 4 radio plays and 14 theater plays, including “Katzelmacher” (1968), “Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant” (1971) and “Bremer Freiheit” (1971), which he partly also filmed himself.
At the Münchner Kammerspiele, Stefan Pucher staged Fassbinder’s film “Satansbraten” (1976) in 2012. Currently Susanne Kennedy’s production of his film “Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?” (1970) is on the program.

Currently on the program