Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Thematic Tolerance Curated by Laurence Kardish

Rainer Werner Fassbinder addresses multiple levels of intolerance in his 1973 feature Ali: Fear Eats the Soul. When a lonely Moroccan mechanic falls in love with a German widowed charlady twice his age, their relationship is met with much hostility. The outrage increases when they decide to marry. A compellingly realistic portrayal of the prejudices of a close-minded society, the film conveys the difficulties of crossing race, age, and class boundaries.


Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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68 minutes