Der Stadtstreicher (The City Tramp) + Das kleine Chaos (The Little Chaos) 1966-67 Ages 15+

6.30PM Wed 18 Oct 2017 (19mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Der Stadtstreicher (The City Tramp) 1966

Fassbinder's earliest surviving film follows a Munich vagrant who discovers a gun on the street and becomes consumed with thoughts of suicide. After being rejected by the Berlin Film School, Fassbinder made this Eric Rohmer-inspired short with the financial help of his lover Christoph Roser, who in turn was granted the title role. The City Tramp also marked the film debut of Irm Hermann, who would go on to play major parts in 19 of Fassbinder's films.

Das kleine Chaos (The Little Chaos) 1967

In this ode to Jean-Luc Godard and gangster films, three youths selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door decide to supplement their income with robbery. In his first starring role, Fassbinder cast himself as a nihilistic, movie-loving hoodlum and set the stage for his later unofficial gangster trilogy (Love is Colder Than Death, Gods of the Plague and The American Soldier).

CREDITS

Der Stadtstreicher (The City Tramp) 1966
16MM TRANSFERRED TO 35MM, 1.33:1, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 10 MINUTES, WEST GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JOSEF JUNG / EDITORS: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, MICHAEL FENGLER / CAST: CHRISTOPH ROSER, SUSANNE SCHIMKUS, MICHAEL FENGLER, THOMAS FENGLER / PRODUCTION CO: ROSER-FILM, MUNICH / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER FOUNDATION

Das kleine Chaos (The Little Chaos) 1967
35MM TRANSFERRED TO 35MM, 1.37:1, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 9 MINUTES, WEST GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: MICHAEL FENGLER / CAST: CHRISTOPHER ROSE, MARITE GREISELIS, RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, GRETA REHFELD / PRODUCTION CO: ROSER-FILM, MUNICH / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER FOUNDATION