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Fassbinder – To Love Without Demands (Fassbinder - At Elske Uden At Kræve)

Christian Braad Thomsen - Denmark
2015 — Fiction — English subtitles

Danish film director Christian Braad Thomsen was a close friend of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-82). They met when Fassbinder showed his first film “Love is colder than death” at the Berlinale 1969 and saw each other for the last time just three weeks before he died.

This documentary is based on lengthy film interviews that Braad Thomsen shot with Fassbinder in the 1970’s, and which have never been published. Also Braad Thomsen shortly after Fassbinders death made a tape recording with his mother Lilo Pempeit, who remembers his unusual childhood in the ruins of Germany.

The film contains new recollections with actress Irm Hermann, who was the first to know Fassbinder. They became friends, when he was unknown to the public, yet dreamt of making Hollywood-films in München. Irm Hermann was the only one that believed in his wild dreams.

The film is screened in the following programmes