Fox and His Friends on stage in Cologne

From October 25, 2012 in the Freies Werkstatt Theater The stage version of Fox and His Friends (Faustrecht der Freiheit) based on the original film script by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (with collaboration by Christian Hohoff) was first performed in Heidelberg in 2009. It deals with the impossibility of buying one’s way into a certain group (…)

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Irm Hermann turns 70

Currently performing at the Komische Oper and the Volksbühne in Berlin On October 4, the actress born Irmgard Hermann in Munich in 1942 joins the “70s club.” This year also sees her continuing to expand her already wide spectrum of roles in theater, radio, television and film. She can currently be seen in two Berlin (…)

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Harry Baer turns 65

RWF’s colleague and actor of many years Harry Baer was born Harry Zöttl on September 27, 1947 in the town of Biberach. His alias was conferred on him by Fassbinder himself with the telling statement: “A Zöttl will never be a star!” Although Baer worked with other directors and producers after the Anti-Theater group ceased (…)

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The Marriage of Maria Braun at the Schauspielhaus Bochum

From September 23, 2012 in the Kammerspiele theater The staging of The Marriage of Maria Braun in Bochum represents yet another highpoint in this year of events commemorating the life and work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The script for the stage play was written by Peter Märthesheimer und Pea Fröhlich based on a draft by (…)

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DESPAIR in France on DVD & Blu-ray

CARLOTTA Films to bring out both editions on September 19. Following the premiere of the restored version at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and subsequent screenings in selected French cinemas, the new edition of RWF’s DESPAIR is now being released on DVD and Blu-ray. The restoration and the production of the new master in (…)

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