Mineshaft Gap

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French New Wave + Germany.

Love is Colder Than Death (Fassbinder, 1969)

Fassbinder's first film is an odd mix of Godard and German alienation. Strangely enough, of course, Godard is not one of the two New Wavers thanked in the dedication. Playing the lead himself, the film combines amazingly striking visuals, like the stunning tracking shot on the road, or the long static shots that play out through out the film.

The film works well, but manages to connect in small doses only. Fassbinder was obviously still developing his skills as a filmmaker, and the style here goes almost to baroque in many places. It is still, however, an immensely interesting first feature.

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