Mr. Kuster, a worker, kills a manager of his company and commits suicide. Abandoned by his children, his wife faces alone the humiliations of the tabloid press.
"Fassbinder will no doubt shock German campuses with this poetry of despair and political disillusionment, but he claims to reach the general public. What he prefers in cinema is the efficiency of Hollywood (the sense of detail at Douglas Sirk) and German films before 1933. There is in him a frenzied dream of integration into the film industry, television, theater, and at the same time a romantic temperament of solitary depression. Jean-Claude BONNET, Cinematographer, February 1977
MOM KÜSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN (1975 – Colors – 80mn)
. ALTERNATE END (10 mins)
. THE TRIP TO NIKLASHAUSEN (1970 – Colors – 86 mn) a film by RW Fassbinder with Hanna Schygulla and Michael König