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Title Ali, fear eats the soul [(DVD) videorecording] = Angst essen Seele auf / Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Tango-Film Produktion Nummer fünf ; ein Film von Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Edition Criterion.
Publication Info. [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2003]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  GERMAN ALI    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection ; 198
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 198.
System Details DVD, Region 1 encoding.
Language German dialogue (mono.) with optional English subtitles.
Cast Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Elma Karlowa, Anita Bucher, Gusti Kreissl, Doris Mattes, Margit Symo.
Credits Director of photography, Jürgen Jurges ; editor, Thea Eymèsz.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Special features: Disc one: original theatrical trailer -- Disc two: introduction by director Todd Haynes; interviews with actress Brigitte Mira and editor Thea Eymesz; short film "Angst isst Seele auf" (2002); from the BBC: "Signs of vigorous life: new German cinema"; excerpt from "The American soldier: featuring Margarethe von Trotta."
For specific features see interactive menu.
Summary Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love--to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.
Audience Not rated by MPAA.
Subject Interracial dating -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Arabs -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Prejudices -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Man-woman relationships -- Germany -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Germany -- Race relations -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films Germany.
Motion pictures, German.2local.
Fiction films.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Mira, Brigitte, actor.
Ben Salem, El Hedi, actor.
Valentin, Barbara, 1940-2002, actor.
Hermann, Irm, actor.
Karlowa, Elma, 1932-1994, actor.
Bucher, Anita, actor.
Kreissl, Gusti, actor.
Mattes, Doris, actor.
Symo, Margit, 1913-1992, actor.
Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982, screenwriter, director.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation.
Tango Film Produktion.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title Angst essen Seele auf
Ali, fear eats the soul
ISBN 1559409398
Standard No. 715515014120
Music No. 10080762
CC1591D Criterion Collection
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