I Only Want You to Love Me

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I Only Want You to Love Me
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976
West Germany | 104 minutes

Born during Germany’s economic miracle, awkward Peter (Vitus Zeplichal) seeks his indifferent parents’ affection by building them a house. After its completion fails to engender any warmth, Peter and his wife move to Munich and are promptly sucked into an endless cycle of purchases on credit and overtime. A rarely seen TV production, Fassbinder’s Sirk-inspired indictment of capitalism is a clear follow-up to The Merchant of Four Seasons and was based on an actual case study.

NOT ON DVD.

Series: Film Comment Selects

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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