One of Fassbinder's excellent melodramas. The director himself plays a working-class man who wins a small fortune on the lottery and is destroyed by men who befriend him on Munich's gay community. It's his usual vision of exploitation and complicity hidden under the deceiving mantle of love, but Fassbinder's precision, assured sense of milieu, and cool but human compassion for his characters, make it a work of brilliant intelligence. And the director himself is superb as the none-too-intelligent hero.
Cast and crew
|Director:||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|Screenwriter:||Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff|
|Cast:||Rainer Werner Fassbinder