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. just feel like. the marriage of maria brown was going as on a fast but does nineteenth movie filmed in january nine hundred seventy eight. played by how mr gorilla married to a german officer during an air raid when the war ended on the eighth of may nine hundred forty five the husband was posted missing while she waited for his return she got bombed watching the. germany was in ruins but for maria it was the beginning of an unstoppable search said. by the time my husband return ten years
later she become a rich business woman from china than a fassbender by here but i also embody the young west german republic which pursued its reconstruction with determination and without remorse but without coming to terms with its nazi past the free syrian regime the remortgage told you recommend it to the conclusion of the war germany should be changed into a farm. the words of the german nation should be broken. is this is germany or its. history. and then it. is not the spin ownership among money sort of the fall of. the it. is that in the. least.
last. question and one new. line of them a fassbinder was born in the ruins on the thirty first of may nine hundred forty five just three weeks after the capitulation of the third guy in the wake of this event a defeated and hungry germany was divided into a capitalist west and a communist east the start of the cold war in the west the marshall plan came into force in one nine hundred forty eight with the purpose of rebuilding the shattered continent this special chapter of german history coincided with fast and just childhood and became the fundamental theme of his films. everything you do is
a compilation of experiences you. my experience i had as a child a teenager in school and at home ole somehow in my films as well. even if there aren't any children in the films i've made that doesn't mean the experiences of my childhood aren't in those films. there's maybe you could interpret that as saying that my childhood wasn't a childhood in the normal sense. so. in one sense here that. in fact. many of us feel under seventy cups and it doesn't. hide in touch but i.
think that today the film was very successful in germany because on the one hand this woman embodied a turning point in german history but on the other hand she was also a popular character a self-made woman who gets to the top under her own steam. that woman the film is a message of hope but also showed how hard life was in post-war germany you know the scenes instructed you did and then a play i think in. this is a good that's really good see if. it's hot. spots stuff that's a shout out. so i was just busy you want to shake. it is not a problem to call to me that they couldn't call on the give a tough time. schmetz and see.
us when the scene here playing black market dealer met hunnish a gorilla acting school in one nine hundred sixty five in one hundred sixty seven they joined the action theater in munich a protest theatre that fassbinder soon took over he wrote directed and acted in critical plays that confronted german society head on. but he was very sensitive and although he didn't see himself as a teacher he sensor size people in a provocative way that really touched them and you can feel how connected he was to society's outsider. there was a lot of rebel and a lost soul in him one who identified with the outsiders in this world and in german society you don't feel every gleeful needs him and he pulled me to see the elmo. would say no he wasn't respected for his work because he was so
provocative he made films that didn't have anything to do with the mainstream films like fear eats the soul which is about immigration and fox and his friends which is about homosexuality. or was it so that it. after his first feature film love is colder than death which was produced in one nine hundred sixty nine and gave her first leading role fassbender made more than thirty films in the following ten years including the bitter tears of paper far can't really fear it's the soul and fox and his friends but. what drives you to make so many films. and that's the question. it must be a form of mental illness. i don't know.
would you say. then he was the are tour from both of cinema a tortured soul someone who couldn't bear life and needed it at the same time. first been there if there. was. although. we were so. fast in his films are provocative bellicose and often autobiographical he surrounded himself with a group of technicians and actors of diverse talents they made up his clan. just became one of his most important muses. and he called it to dan cool in his face the flat he already had a vision at acting school live. in even then he recognized me as he later wrote his
driving force so his support and the star of his films because he always knew he was going to make films possibly serve a crucial that you have to feel. serious and star she was his star she got her own lighting he always treated her better than all the other actresses him up as a hundred guys are the underdogs to live in and hannah was always somehow in viable she had this aura of don't touch don't her to me and always the best lighting eyes and the. most posts on the most jones the list. he wanted only schneider for the role of money ya balon not me. see every live week. but the two of them didn't have any chemistry i never found out why he would just sit on the super. a no.
for the two of us it was a very strong new beginning because we haven't worked together for four years. yet after this break i was very interested in playing. after weeks of waiting my dear gives up hope that she'll see her husband again she takes a job as a hostess in a bar to entertain american soldiers that's where she meets belle a short while later one of how means friends returns from imprisonment and tells her husband is dead it say and. then there's the scene in which she insists on going to the bar. i remember how fast been addressed the many extras on set. that day so senior. he said you have to consider that this woman has just had
a very shattering experience and now she is dividing the dancing crowd like moses divided the red sea more at sea then. it's just. i am. only a. couple and surely clicking the soundtrack is very american there's a lot of jazz it transports you to a different world and culture in which the german aspect is almost lost in the
first part moviegoers definitely need to understand english otherwise they won't follow the story you see. as a minister i was because i have to have a final thought one day. if you could manage to make films not sorry as beautiful and lovely as these american films that i love and it seemed but that also tell drop a story and it does not seem not would be the ultimate. proper stories have to be sorry to reality into the country where you live for me because i'm snooze origins on the facilities and for me they have to be german films and i try to make these german films as if we had hollywood as if the actors i was working with were hollywood actors or even soft in the. like the hollywood
films fassbender gave his leading ladies a lot of spice they were intelligent seductive independent and sometimes victims to . women fassbender says a more complex personalities they seem to be able to fall out of their roles and do things you never thought them capable. yeah. me i think i'm falling leaves he was a woman's director he knew and understood women's minds to default on. good first and first time on youth looked after with him as a director. meeting. now does have to borrow my son for a bit dr starts a true argument that was also down to his role model douglas sirk and with american cinema the cinema of the stars where the women were already big heroines in the
fifty's or you move on. german director douglas sirk whose career started with went into exile in hollywood in one nine hundred thirty seven where he rose to become the king of melodrama encounter with cirque was a turning point in fast and as work the two became friends for brown he was inspired by sex a time to love and a time to die fassbinder took on the language the warm colors and stylized backdrops of his mentor he even took inspiration from the story it's about a missing soldier returning from the front to a germany in ruins. she . says.
he said you are a moral in a scene you don't have a bad conscience when you see him you are just full of joy. deceptive men sat there for years it doesn't even occur to you that you're doing something that could heart in a key piece of blue sea need better just because you're doing something bad. because you always kept the most important part of yourself back for tomorrow in the event that your husband returns. and then you commit this murder as if in a trance was to let. you take the bottle and kill him as if in a trance. to material pass.
after bill's murder helman takes the blame and is sentenced in maria's place she promises to wait for him until his release maria continues to love her husband but she wholeheartedly throws herself into a new life. and fighting back any chance and fighting to stand. up. to the. exhaustion. thank you to snake sixty six getting.
from a magazine shooting. you're going from. station. to friday month there she was a person who took matters into her own hands went and determined things for herself and for other. one not it was the exciting aspect of this character wasn't on your month she wasn't a victim through time she was a leader she drove things fall short want a smile to get clean hot six hundred seventy. this woman would never saying if maybe in those circumstances it. could me to say. she's unwavering on how to.
not zidane is my highness both very little about not being a brown and a back story but in. told me once and this was the only thing he told me that this was the story of his mother. his mother was his reference point she lived in modest circumstances but she had worked for all that herself she didn't take anything that came to her by inheritance from building vaska norman must. make these are things that are coupled to that generation who doesn't do thing and you know committees are going to what's wrong to try not to bore the nonsense whilst she was born in one thousand twenty two and he took some of my view brown from her. cook body has about exactly and one issue doesn't need resemble
a lot to eat an outward appearance is about it in the finish line if you were to muddy up on dhamma i was twenty two when i worked as editor on that film i saw maria brown as my idol my mind it was a very emancipate or a film for me and a real example of everything that was possible was on the screen. i was. not trying to interrupt. yes then after i slightly about like. if it's got. a little different you can try to force me to. still i did a mistake i. think i. make it to the best yeah. but i just hit us with you know if you think it was in part this character isn't necessarily always likeable but it's the times she's really under likable i mean
the way she treats all balled is sometimes on the panel in dollars or so i've been noticed in capitalist moves she uses capitalism to be a success but otherwise she's just small. guns climate would. she wants to be successful but her happiness is an illusion and i think the film shows that for me the film can assume its position on the let's watch took us puppet about the. election i stood at the tracks that this could be tight so that it didn't last. that long to snatch it. after the match a hurry scene fassbinder grabbed me by the shoulder never forget this. he said i have to tell you something now. to dia i think this will be
a really good film. safina and if i don't. live out that i am in my home. and thank god i thought it was. by the early fifties the defeated germany was recovering and on the way to becoming one of europe's most powerful states maria brown's success was a metaphor of this economic miracle. by starting the film with a picture of hitler and finishing it with portraits of the west german chancellor since i'm in our first been to criticize their silence regarding naziism and the methods that governments have used to achieve economic success.
let me mention your actually going to meet. if you spoke to germans about the economic miracle at the time the nazis were basically barbarians who came from heaven knows where occupied germany and call. a huge amount of chaos and then they were thrown out by the allies that was it it wasn't the germans or the dean not a fixation a process took place and then the people said we've changed we had nothing to do with that what happened no idea don't ask my neighbor. i you can sure sure pass if i'm on the end of whether i want to get it by that first spender rebelled against this very conservative germany because he revealed it's contradiction in sly's and hypocrisy that exalts him also was it's easy to please him. at night said lead mallya sit down leave a deep well fight said gemini's a history book with pages torn out says he just never as you lackey it but then you
had the generation that included fassbender kluger them then does maggoty to fun tata learned off and how and they filled in these missing pages. these young filmmakers reinvented german cinema and also embodied the rebellion of the post-war generation against their parents in the seventy's their films question german society at a time when it was being confronted with the student movement and feminist demands at the same time west germany had to deal with a much more radical form of violence the terrorism of the red army faction the bottom line of groups or itself as urban guerrillas fighting american interests and the german state. in one nine hundred seventy seven they abducted and killed hans martin schreier the president of the confederation of the german employees associations and
a former nazi this plunged the country into a state of emergency. in that side as did all of the army for its own girl if indulged in the outlook time that the red army faction was active in germany with its attacks and bombings. he said i don't throw bombs through films from isaac. and they tell you. many of us went abroad at that time and then vendors went to america the inventors say. and i meet migrated to italy and then in front. of all those. i was in france and fassbinder wanted to live elsewhere to. the have a very serious business. we didn't want to be forced to identify with something
that was too overpowering all the time issues. to torino. to protest against allegedly suspicious suicides of imprisoned members of the red army faction a group of german filmmakers in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven made the movie germany in autumn. and. clasping the who was about to start filming the marriage it might be a brown decided to get involved using a documentary style he filmed an argument with his mother about democracy and the treatment of the terrorists. i see pretty much. in mogadishu and i was just walked us through exactly what's going to st. yeah. i tell this stuff i thought oh. ok just in the cottage just a few more conscious self cottage cheese just for such
a sad good she's made off ok very good at least in excess of years let me just touch that this weekend and i might be i think it's a question of my not my fault. oh oh times are showing talk sadly and as i can see trying to. kinds i feel. i'm coming to much of it you got the impression that anyone who deviated in any way from the norm was immediately a red army faction sympathizer. that's why shouldn't go off and the others made that film to highlight that climate it wasn't just the red army faction that was frightening it was german society and the german state as well i don't know what do you know that's. all that's what i'm. just. guessing since you know maybe that's another discussion it's out is it.
because of comedy. and yes attempting. to kind of i doubt that. it german character bad then kind of arc to this story it reveals a lot of times when she says she wants to have the terrorists shot or everyone said that is nobody can just. my mother and i and that's a special next i. think this i didn't see her as a mother until fairly late. so we have a lot to come to terms with. that's one way of putting that the other is we've tried to build something like a normal friendship. maybe that's because she's in the films which so.
you call it. comes from. the from deceptive speech. did you think it's a promise to make the case for yourself to speak on because it's an issue. i don't. see. how until the measure of success being that's sixteen bucks a month filming with fans been know was always like a human lebar a tree. but it made of a. he didn't treat everyone equally it was the carrot for salmon the stick for others. with others again he mixed it up though with vic he treated some with deep respect while confronting others with
their own black holes and. in their. conduct. he could be a dictator he could hurt people a lot and they didn't all put up with it normally it takes two to tango that's my two and their guns and i should be. the one who puts up with the bullying and i'm the one who bullies that's who got about surviving. a condom on my sons or what he could be so cruel that people ran off the set screaming at. him from didn't come back. with me to the car that was a speciality he had this was an isp insulated from them. now finished only partially even it was awful i needed i had some producers here in berlin and when i said i was going to make this film with him they said heavens you can't work with fast india and sony became fast banaba obscene whether you were treated well or
badly and you never knew where you worked with them well you could be someone he currently hated or someone he currently liked and a person warranty card or. not knowing keeps people tents with those who were dependent on them. for and i was in the fortunate situation of not being dependent on it. upping it when you bend i always made sure not state the case twenty mopping it's been. there done that yeah yeah yeah but it's like you. have a few come out and. dances. and stuff and more done in any other course now he thought for a while and had a better idea he was very competitive he always wanted to be better and most of the
time he was. and that was a great pleasure to me because that made me better too i learned a lot of people are fighting for the next time i suggested i was seen could be found i was back and he was matter how young as he was i'm going to vice from this investment and all eyes of first husband was like a madman on set. very high and he knew where the camera should be he even if the cameraman thought it would be better elsewhere among. for good he would say no i want the camera here. and he was famous for always filming scenes in one take to. get the great out. of them across the country. yeah but ask your stomach and just. do it for who wants to do
a second take if the first one is good to see that. that created tension too because we never knew whether we'd get a second chance just like life you get no repeats then life just goes on if we only. this i know. and it was human unsung. believing that they had their own cell in our school. here in kent. in mind is this divide us all the most of the ski talk understand that's exactly what other does this afraid that. the business of political party. that says it's time for.
success is complete she's become the advisor to the french industrialist oswald and his lover was about terminally ill decides to visit mari as husband how much in prison to propose a deal if how mom declares himself willing to lend his wife mother here too as well until his death he'll inherit half his fortune. just bought herself a large house continues to wait for how much return he shows up on the day oswald's will is read out in the final scene all the truths and disappointments come to light. or have done i asked and talk for. just one day before the end of filming before the famous last scene he had the idea of having that same amount commentary of the one nine hundred fifty four germany hungry soccer game playing in the background see my mom from spokeswoman tough announcement he realized
a couple of days beforehand that he wanted that does my words my talk before her wish clarke of yours and those of us not much did he change the final scene of course in fact he said he would shoot it differently because of the honest but. knowledge of the what i think by now what i love about you. and somehow because this knight managed to get up out of these two private. gods that outfit are trying funneling it's always obvious how he got this. mattress was a house and a place it's of let's pause for she turns into an excited young girl she's constantly changing outfits stupidity to play a. trick in. any cop if she's all over the place because she senses the moment of truth has come to my mother that very day. that when she will find out that the love she put on this high pedestal
cannot be real. so i'm telling you this is how we're going to get my son was in guy out wife on the town close to nicole and see it say no no no you see in india i can see. this was an affair cops fired him on my account and money on them yeah i'm fine get these. for you i think i should hire you to get. him on the phone i asked i know him food for thought. only it was me and me yeah i've been surprised when i need to know i've been mia when two people love each other and one person loves the other more than the person who and all of his films this is this exploitation of emotion so good for. us it was a night out. that was yet liberating. at the time i had
a good heart i'd like. to have mankind. go over dusty and high i think the decision was made very late for this film to end with an explosion. it's what he wanted because as a result of trees down he returned to the beginning and said this is the end and now it's something you will be getting it's. just does this just end on transferring to trust most of the others how did it develop in his head and vicar and so he decided it should and i would start into the pervious under fire out. why is. there that just. was. so much love that there was no one
right. and i lay in bed. and you know fate forces sought to events or processes helped germany free itself from its history even more the economic miracle with a strong german currency and the victory in the soccer world cup that made germany big again i mentioned i. accept that. germany was accepted by the world again because it had won in ben unfairly by the way because hungary was the better team. it was a big success for germany even though several players like the volta brothers were former nazis but that didn't matter. then sure the good news from c it was a victory for germany over communism that was the cold war of the country had got back on its feet that's what it was about. becoming
a full. in spring nine hundred seventy eight spend a completed the final editing of the marriage of money and barn and then travel to the film festival in cannes where his earlier film despair with bogart and play f.m.b. oil was playing in the official competition fassbinder used the opportunity for an internal prescreening of the marriage of money about. one hundred. we had a private showing all the german journalists were there and they gave us a standing ovation at the end. of course was it simply the traditional list of under the with the standing ovations didn't exist in germany at the time and the ovation this it was a special honor especially that the whole press was saying that this was one of the most important german films ever so there's argue with that there's i think that
was good for him to move to hope this does hurt him television see a good good. before the film was released in a cinema as an unprecedented marketing campaign kicked off the weekly magazine down serialized a book adaptation of the film so when the marriage of opened in german cinemas on the twenty third of march nine hundred seventy nine the storyline was already known . the entire film team won silver barrel boards at the ballon olive film festival but it didn't win the oscar for best foreign language film but went to his friend focus learned off with the tin drum the marriage of maria brown became one of the key films of german post-war cinema and it was fast in this greatest success one daily paper wrote the marriage of movie about is the film that brought people back to the cinema.
city surpass overexert themes a curious thing about this film is that there are so many people who have a positive image of my own and they push everything that doesn't fit that narrative out of their minds he saw it as spirit a sick family that he to zhawar the they use this woman as a role model who just takes she knows how to reach our goals and make miracles happen yeah she knew me. name. but they ignore her don't side. to this day people particularly women come to me and say you don't know how much you influenced my life with money are blown. circuses are the tumor spirit our levee breaks it. in one thousand nine hundred two fassbinder finally received the golden baffle his
film the moniker fast. filming for q vale started right afterwards it was based on a novel by genre may and shooting was confined to the studio. at the most active both wish though he always said he would die young some people who don't die young say that but he said it all the time. he was a candle burning at both and that's right and by and. by most of these was true likely to remain the lead deal we said love is colder than death and cinema is warmer than life life in him meant making films to be seen in the. hospital died of a drug overdose on the tenth of june one thousand nine hundred two while killfile
was being edited he was thirty seven the constant cocktail of alcohol and cocaine and his relentless work with a proved too much for him. the scale of his work is impressive in a fifteen year career he had made forty films in as many plays fast and like to say about malleable when you come so far there's no going back any more that was how it was for him. even if i think he was more like money on bone than i was. in some ways. shiploads.
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