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Satan's Brew (1976)

Satansbraten (original title)
Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kurt Raab ... Walter Kranz
Margit Carstensen ... Andrée
Helen Vita ... Luise Kranz
Volker Spengler ... Ernst Kranz
Ingrid Caven ... Lisa
Y Sa Lo Y Sa Lo ... Lana von Meyerbeer
Ulli Lommel ... Lauf
Armin Meier Armin Meier ... Stricher
Katherina Buchhammer Katherina Buchhammer ... Irmgart von Witzleben
Vitus Zeplichal Vitus Zeplichal ... Urs
Brigitte Mira ... Mutter Kranz
Hannes Kaetner ... Vater Kranz
Peter Chatel ... Eugen
Heli Finkenzeller
Marquard Bohm ... Rolf
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Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and relying on the life savings of a woman from the country who is fanatically devoted to him. He also has to contend with his long-suffering wife, his fly-obsessed crazy brother, his other mistress and a police murder investigation. Written by Philip Apps <apps@math.wisc.edu>

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Quotes

Lana von Meyerbeer: He pinched my breast.
Walter Kranz: Don't worry. He always does that to women.
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Brilliant, but what else is new from this guy.....
30 August 2008 | by cynemaSee all my reviews

If this film were made in English, I have no doubt it would be a cult classic. Fassbinder ups the comedic ante more-so than I've ever seen him do before. Granted it's still black humour, but its his own blend of slapstick and dark comedy. Picture a. theater of the absurd, almost put forth as a farce, but with Fassbinder's usual biting sarcasm and cynicism, and ultimately leading to an eruption of statements about the psychological limitations of admiration and desire. A familiar theme in Fassbinder's work. In fact, the whole movie plays like a joy ride through professional and relative oblivion, only the characters and the actors seem to be enjoying themselves throughout countless identity crisis, dead flies posing as relatives, simulated sexual murder and what-not. Heh.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

2 March 1977 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan's Brew See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,623, 16 February 2003

Gross USA:

$8,144

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,144
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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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