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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Gay German movie director and actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema. He was born on May 31, 1946 in the Bavarian town of Bad Wörishofen.

He died on June 10, 1982 of a drug overdose. His death is often considered the end of New German Cinema.

In his short life he not only made 41 films, but he also worked as an actor (film and theatre), cameraman, composer, designer, editor, producer and theatre manager.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Facts

BirthdayMay 31, 1945
BirthplaceBad Wörishofen, Germany
Date of deathJune 10, 1982 (age 37)

Selected Filmography

World on a Wire
Fox and His Friends
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
The Fassbinder Collection Two
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Eclipse Series 39: Early Fassbinder
The Merchant of Four Seasons
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