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Love Is Colder Than Death

1969 1h 28m Crime Drama List
70% Tomatometer 10 Reviews 58% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
An independent hoodlum (Ulli Lommel) is ordered to kill his friend (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) by a crime syndicate. Read More Read Less

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Noel Murray The Dissolve Love Is Colder Than Death is heavily abstracted, with the characters more like models in a fashion layout than people in a story. Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 4, 2013 Full Review Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader The makings of a powerful filmmaker are clearly in evidence. Oct 28, 2003 Full Review Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine These disquieting moments evoke a strange and complex sexual relationship between the film's characters bound to end in ravishing betrayals. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2003 Full Review Jordan Brooks Vague Visages Basking in drawn-out pauses and uninterrupted tracking shots, Fassbinder strives to make his audience feel a profound discomfort and delights in presenting an errant challenge to his viewers’ integrity. Aug 3, 2023 Full Review Andrew Parker The Gate An unabashed and unrestrained ode to cinema penned by a young man who would become one of its greatest artists. Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Christopher Long Movie Metropolis Flouting conventional wisdom, Fassbinder stages scene after scene against a blank white wall as characters shuffle back and forth and almost disappear into the blinding haze. Rated: 9/10 Sep 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Lesser Rainer Werner Fassbinder, very slow-moving. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review dave j First actual film from Rainer Werner Fassbinder who also stars in it. He plays Franz Walsch who after refusing to work for the syndicate befriends another member the syndicate also attempt to initiate. His name is Bruno (Ulli Lommel), and after Franz was let go early, Bruno then goes on a searching rant to locate Bruno, and finally finds him hanging around with his long time girlfriend living in a brothel, her name is Johanna (Hanna Schygulla), except that Bruno has very much changed to becoming cold blooded as they go on a double crossing and killing rant. As a matter of fact, it's more like the low budget equivalent of "Band Of the Outsiders". Jules and Jim and Jean Pierre Melivile's Le Samorai movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review s r Not my cup ?? of tea. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Yes. I'm a fan. My first Fassbinder, (his first too), and I love his style. Any film that uses minimal editing and a watchful camera gets my adoration. The film is rendered beautiful by a curiosity of musical pieces. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Stark arthaus cinema with a glimpse of would be criminals. They exist mostly in boring moments while the audience is left outside their passions - forever waiting to be drawn in. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member good crime dram-rom-com Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An independent hoodlum (Ulli Lommel) is ordered to kill his friend (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) by a crime syndicate.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Peer Raben, Thomas Schamoni
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Production Co
Crime, Drama
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Dec 10, 2017
1h 28m