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The Deep End (Jerzy Skolimowski) [MORE] [ADD]




Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog) [MORE] [ADD]




Land des Schweigens und der Dunkley (Land of Silence and Darkness) (Werner Herzog) [MORE] [ADD]




Pioniere in Ingolstadt (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [MORE] [ADD]




Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [MORE] [ADD]

    Aguirre, der Zom Gottes (1972)


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Veteran Hollywood director William Dieterle dies at the age of 79 in Ottobrun, Bavaria.  [MORE] [ADD]



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Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God) is released.   Filmed in the Peruvian Andes, the film stars Klaus Kinski as Don Lope de Aguirre, a 16th-Century conquistador driven insane by his lust for power and riches during an expedition in Peru. [MORE] [ADD]

    Germany 1972: Other Films of Note

Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elf meter (The Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty) (Wim Wenders) [MORE] [ADD]




Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [MORE] [ADD]




Händler der vier Jahreszeiten (The Merchant of Four Seasons) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [MORE] [ADD]




King, Queen, Knave (Jerzy Skolimowski) [MORE] [ADD]

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Der Fußgänger (The Pedestrian) (Maximilian Schell) [MORE] [ADD}




Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (Occasional Work of a Female Slave) (Alexander Kluge) [MORE] [ADD}




Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter) (Wim Wenders) [MORE] [ADD}

    Angst essen Seele auf (1974)


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Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Angst essen Seele auf (Ali - Fear Eats the Soul) is released.  El Hedi Ben Salem stars as a Moroccan mechanic who meets and falls in love with a lonely widowed cleaning lady (Brigitte Mira) despite the hostility of those around them. [MORE] [ADD]




– The Film-Fernseh-Abkommen (Film and Television Accord) between the German Federal Film Board and ARD and ZDF, the Federal Republic’s main broadcasters, sees them agree to provide a sum each year for the production of films suitable for both theatrical exhibition and television broadcasting. [MORE] [ADD]

    West Germany 1974: Other Films of Note

Alice in den Städten (Alice in the Cities) (Wim Wenders) [MORE] [ADD]




Fontane Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) [MORE] [ADD]




Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle (The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser) (Werner Herzog) [MORE] [ADD]




Karl May (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg) [MORE] [ADD]

    Die Verlorene Ehre der Katherina Blum (1975)


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Volker Schlöndorff's Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum (The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum), co-written with his wife Margarethe von Trotta, is released.   Angela Winkler stars in the title role as a woman who is hounded by the press when she is arrested after sleeping with a suspected terrorist.  [MORE] [ADD] 


West Germany 1975: Other Films of Note




False Movement (Wim Wenders)  [MORE] [ADD] 




Faustrecht der Freheit (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)  [MORE] [ADD] 




Mutter Kusters Fahrt zum Himmel (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)  [MORE] [ADD] 




Winifred Wagner und die Geschichte des Hauses Wahnfried 1914/1975 (Hans-Jurgen Syberberg)  [MORE] [ADD] 


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