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Fear of Fear

1975 1h 28m Drama List
Reviews 85% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Margot's husband, mother and sister-in-law do not offer support after she delivers her second child. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An uncompromising look at the human condition. Rated: A- Feb 26, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member A startling look at depression. As Fassbinder has matured, so have his films. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Fassbinder uses innovative techniques with music and camera work to convey drug addiction and depression in this uncompromising tv film. Maybe not one of his most polished works, but a lesser Fassbinder is still something to behold. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Fassbinders story about a womans descent into depression Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Doesn't compare very well to Martha, which it superficially resembles. It's good, but it's a little too static and a little too neatly wrapped up at the end, and the "heat haze" effect is a lazy and pretty silly way to represent mental instability. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fassbinder uses giant close-ups of Margit Carstensen's face to good effect as she slowly loses it. Although still very stylized (especially in the acting department), this is a sensitive portrayal of mental illness. I expected over-the-top melodrama (based on Fassbinder's love of Sirk) and there are some more extreme elements but overall this is rather restrained and humanistic. I'm consistently amazed at the range of Fassbinder's oeuvre and his stock cast do not disappoint. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member A lesser-known work by Fassbinder, but it is equally as brilliant as his more popular films. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Margot's husband, mother and sister-in-law do not offer support after she delivers her second child.
Director
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Producer
Peter Märthesheimer
Screenwriter
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Genre
Drama
Original Language
German
Runtime
1h 28m