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you are watching detail the news and you can join us again at the top of the hour for more or you can also check out our web site that detail dot com our followers on twitter thanks for watching. thank. the marriage of maria brown was one of them a fast in those nineteenth movie filmed in january nine hundred seventy eight. played by homicide good. german officer power during nam right when the war ended on the ninth of may nine hundred forty five her husband was posted missing while she waited for his return she got bonnie watching the. germany was in ruins but from maria it was the beginning of an unstoppable insertion said the other time
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a husband rich and ten years later she become a rich business woman a line of them a fuss pinned up. 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 secretary of treasury henry morgenthau told you recommended it to be inclusion of the war germany should be changed into a farm one of the worst the germination should be who could. use this in germany more than the street. i'm. going. to knock on him in a. business that's been known to show up on monday sort of the fall of. the the of. is that in.
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essence to. the end last. question and one new. line of honor fassbender was born in the rulings on the thirty first of may nine hundred forty five just three weeks after the capitulation of the third reich 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 past been his childhood and became the fundamental theme of his films. there are
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a thing you do is a compilation of experiences you. my experience i had as a child a teenager in school and at home all 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 guys saying that my childhood wasn't a childhood in the normal sense. the nonsense here had a. name you have to feel i'm seventy cup. that .
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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. woman the film is a message of hope but also showed how hard life was in post-war germany where young persons got instructed you didn't manage play i think it. is a good that's a good choice it was excuse. it. starts out as if i don't. oh shit i was just busy you want to shake just shake it is not a sort of if you want to call him a that takes it in calling to give a tough time. and the turkish message you see. has
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been the scene here playing black market dealer met hamish regular at acting school in one nine hundred sixty five in one nine hundred sixty seven they joined the action to every munich a protest there to that fassbinder soon took over he wrote directed and acted in critical plays that confronted german society head on. seemingly. over but he was very sensitive and although he didn't see himself as a teacher he synthesizes people in a provocative way that really touched them you can feel how connected he was to society's outsiders. there was a lot of rebel and lost soul in him one who identified with the outsiders in this world and in german society you don't defeat every. any poor.
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it's i know 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. homosexuality kids. after his first feature film love is colder than death which was produced in one nine hundred sixty nine and gave her her first leading role fassbender made more than thirty films in the following ten years including the bitter tears of paper farm can't alley fear eats 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. he
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said then he was the are told on both of cinema a tortured soul someone who couldn't bear life but needed it at the same time. first been there if there. was. we were so if. your. husband has 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 punish a girl or became one of his most important muses. the shall we call in love a student caught in a space to fly he already had a vision at acting school live. in la even then he recognized jimmy as he later
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wrote his driving for so his support and the star of his films because he always knew he was going to make films of it to show that you have to feel. civilized 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 inviolable she had this aura of don't touch don't her to me and always the best lighting was and read to him where most posts on the most joins the list. he wanted only schneider for the role of mother ya balon not me. have you really. made that picture the two of them didn't have any chemistry i never found out why did it she said. a new
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son was a fair the two of us it was a very strong new beginning because we hadn't worked together for four years posed look at. yet after this break i was very interested in playing month. 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 many as friends returns from imprisonment and tells her husband is dead if. and. then there's the scene in which she insists on going to the bar. has been very loud i remember how fast beyond addressed the many extras on set. the sixth hour on that day so senior. he said you have to consider that this woman has just had
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a very shattering experience and now she is dividing the dancing crowd like moses divided the red sea more at sea than me. it's just. when you. have lunch money 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
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first part moviegoers definitely need to understand english otherwise they won't follow the story. as a man whose task is have to find a thought one day if you could manage to make films not sorry as beautiful and lovely as these american films that i love and he see that scene but that also tell a proper story because most if not would be the ultimate good and. proper stories have to be chary to reality into the country where you live for me because i'm xnews watch films 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 only which are you know. and like the hollywood films fassbender gave his leading ladies
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a lot of spice they were intelligent seductive independent and sometimes victims to . women fassbender says are more complex personalities they seem to be able to fall out of their roles and do things you never thought them capable. of me-i think. by and follows he was a woman's director he knew and understood women's minds to default on the feel good post and first time on youth looked after with him as a director of cool. this was not just how to hold my son forbit dr stark to trauma admit 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. the
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german director douglas sirk whose career started with a new for 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 fought mo here 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 two in germany in ruins. he. says.
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to add more. he said your amoral in a scene you don't have a bad conscience when you see him you are just full of joy. to see maybe if it doesn't even occur to you that you're doing something that could hurt him keep peace in a blue sea or kenya that is just. that you are 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 have. to read to you don't pass.
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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. when i get back any guns and. stand. ins all seem. to. thank you to snake sixty
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six again. you see shit. here in the. station. so. to for argument there she was a person who took matters into her own hands went and determine things for herself and for others on them or does one not it was the exciting aspect of this character you months she wasn't a victim through time she was a leader she drove things for her out on some i think it's not seeking fame he knew . this woman would never say if maybe in those circumstances. good money to sarah. says unwavering on how to.
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not zidane the money how fine us both very little about not here but around and the back story is that what. told me once and this was the only thing he told me that this was the story of his mother. and 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 just. made these are things that are coupled to that generation doesn't do you thing that you know committees are going to what's wrong to try not to bore down on such violence she was born in one nine hundred twenty two and he took some of my be a brown from her neck up to cork board in his attacks actually and one issue girl and doesn't resemble he's allowed to eat an outward
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appearance he's about to. finish but if you would it might be a bone dhamma i was twenty two when i worked as editor on that film i saw medea brown as my idol my mind it was a very emancipated tory film for me and a real example of everything that was possible was on the list by school bus man alice. not trying to get around. it then after i flatly i thought like. this is how. it was going to be to try to force me. to like to thank god that's the thing that i. like that's it the rest yeah. i just. think the most impact is the character isn't necessarily always likable but it's the times she's really under likeable i mean the way she treats all vote is
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sometimes beyond the pale in dollars or so but not just 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 the confusion the soonish expense and it's fun to listen to it came out of. it and i stood at the tracks that is cut cut it. didn't last. that long distance which. does tend. to fall to the matter haris seen fast been grabbed me by the shoulder never forget this. for the scottish he said i have to tell you something
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now. to dia i think this will be a really good film. safina. and if i don't. live in college that i am on my own i. was. taught. by the early fifties the defeated germany was recovering and on the way to becoming one of europe's most powerful states mario blount 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 our first been to criticize their silence regarding naziism and the methods that governments have used to achieve economic success.
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lead mind you new dark economy. if you spoke to germans about the economic miracle at the time the nazis were basically barbarians who came from heaven knows where occupy 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 dea not if it cation process took place and then the people said we've changed we had nothing to do with what happened no need no idea don't ask my neighbor. i you can sure ship us if we move the army for them which he did by fassbender rebelled against this very conservative germany the revealed its contradiction in sly's and hypocrisy. so much it's easy to please the. it guy said let mallya sit down leave and he said well like i said germany's a history book with pages torn out the situation has shown lacky of it but then you
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had the generation that included fassbender kluger them then does maggoty to from tata learned off and help 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 have 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
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a former nazi this plunge the country into a state of emergency. in that side as devote the army for its own good if. the time that the red army faction was active in germany with its attacks and bombings. he said i don't throw bombs through films. for food and. many of us went abroad at that time then vendors went to america and then they say. they migrated to italy and then in front. of all. i was in france and fassbinder wanted to live elsewhere to. have this wound we didn't want to be forced to identify with something that was too
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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. classman there who was about to start filming the marriage of my dear 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 said yes. you can in mogadishu and i was just marxist except in mexico to speak. yeah. i felt just in shock i thought. ok mr mactavish just became conscious self cottage he said this for certain south kids
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she's not often not even good at least she said yes let me start with this kind of dynamite and i think it's a question of my not my fault. oh time's up oh it's out of sight i think and i guess i just tried to run. kinds i feel if you meet me i'm going to get much of it you got the information that anyone who deviated in any way from the norm was immediately a red army faction sympathizer people. that's why i 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 before i don't know what do you know it's not just. that oh my god ah. yes. yes you got this you know maybe. that's another discussion it's out is it.
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because of poverty. and gas and things. and economists and. night. i mean. german character bad then kind of actor this it reveals a lot when she says she wants to have the terrorists shot or everyone said that is a nobody cared. my mother and i and that's a special matter. because 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 so. maybe that's because she's in the films which is so.
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who calling in could. take us from. the sector spin. to new titles for the promise to make the case for yourself to speak on the topics and if you can get. the time i don't like. to. have until immersion because being there to. filming with fans been no it was always like a human lebar a tree you need a button made of a. tuna he didn't treat everyone equally it was the carrot first salmon the stick for others. with others again he mixed it up the old vic he treated some with deep respect while confronting others with their
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own black holes and. then made more see conduct. contests 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 why it's well known to their guns and. i know the one who puts up with the bullying and i'm the one who bullies that's who got it would survive. he could be so cruel that people ran off the set screaming at. him from didn't come back. without me to be there that was a speciality he had this was an issue but saluted for me. now first started off leaving it was awful i knew 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 and and sunny became fast banaba obscene whether you were treated well or badly and you
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never knew where you were with them when one but you could be someone he currently hated or someone he currently liked in a prison warranty card or. not knowing keeps people tense particularly those who were dependent on him. for and i was in the fortunate situation of not being dependent on him. upping it when you bend i always made sure not state the case twenty mopping it's been. said and it's yeah yeah yeah but it's like. if you can. dance is. more done than any other course now he thought for a while and had a better idea and he was very competitive he always wanted to be better and most of
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the time he was. and that was a great pleasure to me because that made me better too i learned a lot for some people wasn't quite a good mark for the next time i suggested i was seen could be found i was back and he was packed out fantasy design kind of ice from investment and all eyes of first husband was like a madman on set. and he knew where the camera should be even if the cameraman thought it would be better elsewhere. for good he would say no i want the camera here. and he was famous for always filming scenes in one take three. i actually don't get it out. with them across the country right now so yeah i've been asked your stomach and it's a. fair deal for who wants to do
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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. you know at this i wasn't really in house. and i was in line and found. they had their own cell and i was leapt out of the light and cute kinda. in minus the vibe it was all because most of the talk on the stones i seek is sucked at other justice the further. the business the plague of our. times is the time for such.
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success is complete she's become the advisor to the french industrialist oswald and his lover also about terminally ill decides to visit mari as husband how much in prison to propose a deal if how men declares himself willing to lend his wife money here to 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 as well as will is read out in the final scene all the truths and disappointments come to mind. or have done i just don't talk for. just one day before the end of filming before the famous last scene he had the idea of having that zimmerman commentary of the one nine hundred fifty four germany hungary soccer game playing in the background. it's a moment for spark a mentor for nonsupport he realized
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a couple of days beforehand that he wanted that does my words my talk before how much does clog of yours and visit us mom rushed he changed the final scene of course in fact he said he would shoot it different liked us at the un just fine but how the. knowledge got tossed but the but i think by scouting one out of about i would love to dance right now because it's night. and it up. but if it's about a. guy i think that outfit are trying funneling it's always obvious how he does that it's. not just i was i'll bend and play schizo but she turns into an excited young girl she's constantly changing outfits. to play all. 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 port on this
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high pedestal cannot be real in. reality it's under limits so this is how we're going to get my son was in got out by kyle close to nicole and he had to say no no no you see in india i don't see. destruction of hostile in on my account and money. i'm fine give me some is for you can actually hire you to keep. them under how not after i know him food for thought he signed it sounds like me is what i want and. then twice his lead. on me when two people love each other and one person loves the other more for them for then the person who loves more has lost right from the start. yeah i mean first of all that's a leading motif fassbinder explores in almost all of his films this is this
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exploitation of emotions. i didn't have that. was the playwright. that's how i had a guitar. i'm kind. of dusty and shy i think the decision was made very late for this film too and 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 it's work and now something new will begin it's. this does this to us and on his finger first noise the development in his head and bickered and so he decided it should and i would stop into a pervious under funk about why stuff like that i just.
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was. so much love that there was no one right. and i lay in bed. man you know fate forces sought to events or processes help 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 don't mind saying. and might. accept that. germany was accepted by the world again because it had won in ben could i mean unfairly by the way because hungary was the better team. needs to say it was a big success for germany even though several players like laval to br. others were former nazis but that didn't matter and he said very n.c.c.
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that he cannot then ensure the good news from c it was a victory for germany over communism that was the cold war and the country had got back on its feet that's what it was about with that if. you can use a fork. in spring nine hundred seventy eight fassbender completed the final editing of the marriage of maria barn and then travel to the film festival in cannes where his earlier film despair with duck boat garden and their family oil was playing in the official competition fassbinder used the opportunity for an internal prescreening of the marriage of money about. one thousand hundred provide for we had a private showing all the german journalists were there and they gave us a standing ovation at the end. of the first visit simply though to show no list of under the standing ovations didn't exist in germany at the time as it
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was a special honor especially that the whole press was saying that this was one of the most important german films ever so this is on to you were to. think that was good for him to move to help does this hurt him coverage and said would get on before the film was released in a cinemas unprecedented marketing campaign kicked off the weekly magazine down serialized a book adaptation of the film so when the marriage of ma you opened in german cinemas on the twenty third of march nine hundred seventy nine storyline was already known. the entire film team won silver barrel boards at the berlin ali 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 and does greater success one daily paper wrote the marriage of movie about is the film that
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brought people back to the cinema. city said the cervix of themes in a curious thing about this film is that there are so many people who have a positive image of money a bone and they push everything that doesn't fit that narrative out of their minds he saw it as spiritual said family that he too 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 he name your. 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. circus is a victim
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a spirit or levy i think said money. in one thousand nine hundred two fassbinder finally received the golden baffin his film the moniker fast. filming for kill file started right afterwards it was based on a novel by genre name and shooting was confined to the studio. at the movies archive. he always said he would die young some people who don't die young say that but he said it all the time when anna. he was a candle burning at both ends and and. right was easy but it was true likely remain the lead deal we said love is colder than death and cinema is more mother in life life am meant making films to be seen in the. class spender
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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. the scale of his work is impressive in a fifteen year career he had made forty films in as many plays fassbender like to say about molly a bomb when you've come so far there's no going back anymore and that was how it was for him. i think he was more like my own than i was. in some ways. shiploads.
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