As Fassbinder's first film in English, this psychedelic drama may have an intriguing story but the direction is heavy-handed and lacks that conviction found in his earlier works. Especially the tone he adopts seems incompatible with the kind of story he wants to tell.
Having made as many films as he had years, at 31, Rainer Werner Fassbinder essayed a slightly different approach for his 32nd film, Despair. Here, he uses a witty screenplay written by the well-known ... read more
DVD Release Date: December 30, 1988
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August 19, 2013
June 12, 2011
Personally, I think this is one of Bogarde's finest roles.
January 17, 2013
"Cinema is just a form of masturbation. Sexual relief for disappointed people. Women write and say, "I let my husband do it because I think it's you lying on top of me"--Dirk Bogarde
I've been wanting to see this for years & it was worth the wait. Great script & exceptional a...
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