"We lived down there on Sendlinger Street. Rainer’s grandma had forgotten to buy salt. As she was cooking she sent Rainer—he was five at the time—down to the grocer’s and told him to buy salt. Rainer didn’t come back. Grandma guessed where he’d gone and went to the Asam Church. He was standing at the front of the altar, looking around. She signaled to him to come, but he wouldn’t. This went on for a while until suddenly he said: You told me I’d find Lord Jesus in church, but I can’t see Him anywhere.”
— Lilo Pempeit, Fassbinder’s mother who appears in more than twenty of his films.

"We lived down there on Sendlinger Street. Rainer’s grandma had forgotten to buy salt. As she was cooking she sent Rainer—he was five at the time—down to the grocer’s and told him to buy salt. Rainer didn’t come back. Grandma guessed where he’d gone and went to the Asam Church. He was standing at the front of the altar, looking around. She signaled to him to come, but he wouldn’t. This went on for a while until suddenly he said: You told me I’d find Lord Jesus in church, but I can’t see Him anywhere.

Lilo Pempeit, Fassbinder’s mother who appears in more than twenty of his films.

"I met Rainer Werner again at the Oscars here in Los Angeles in 1980. An unexpected sight, with his bow tie and tuxedo and everything. I’d never seen him like that. It didn’t really suit him. He had heard that I had trouble with Coppola about my film. We were looking down at all this Hollywood hustle and bustle. He put his arm around my shoulder and said: "I know you’re having serious trouble. If you want me to beat Coppola up, just show me where he is." And he would have. I did my best to keep him away from Coppola. I think he would have punched him right in the nose." — Wim Wenders

"I met Rainer Werner again at the Oscars here in Los Angeles in 1980. An unexpected sight, with his bow tie and tuxedo and everything. I’d never seen him like that. It didn’t really suit him. He had heard that I had trouble with Coppola about my film. We were looking down at all this Hollywood hustle and bustle. He put his arm around my shoulder and said: "I know you’re having serious trouble. If you want me to beat Coppola up, just show me where he is." And he would have. I did my best to keep him away from Coppola. I think he would have punched him right in the nose." — Wim Wenders

The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Part 4: 1980 - 1982
Berlin Alexanderplatz | Lili Marleen | Lola | Veronika Voss | Querelle

“What I would like is to make Hollywood movies, that is, movies as wonderful and universal, but at the same time not as hypocritical.”

The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Part 3: 1975 - 1979
Fear of Fear | I Only Want You to Love Me | Satan’s Brew | Chinese Roulette | The Stationmaster’s Wife | Despair | In a Year with Thirteen Moons | The Marriage of Maria Braun | The Third Generation

"All I want to do now is to tell stories, stories about things that are important and exciting. Not important in the sense of pointing out society’s scars, but in the sense of freeing people, which is important to me, and encouraging them to express their pain."

The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Part 2: 1971 - 1975
Beware of a Holy Whore | The Merchant of Four Seasons | The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant | World on a Wire | Martha | Ali: Fear Eats the Soul | Effi Briest | Fox and His Friends | Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven

"I work out of fear of loneliness. When you work, you’re not as lonely as when you don’t work. I have specific and very human reasons for doing so much."

The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Part 1: 1969 - 1971
Love is Colder Than Death | Katzelmacher | Gods of the Plague | Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? | The American Soldier | The Niklashausen Journey | Rio das Mortes | Pioneers in Ingolstadt | Whity

I hope to build a house with my films. Some of them are the cellar, some are the walls, and some are the windows. But I hope in time there will be a house.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s ten favorite films:

1. The Damned (dir. Luchino Visconti)
2. The Naked and the Dead (dir. Raoul Walsh)
3. Lola Montès (dir. Max Ophüls)
4. Flamingo Road (dir. Michael Curtiz)
5. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini)
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (dir. Howard Hawks)
7. Agent X27 (dir. Josef von Sternberg)
8. The Night of the Hunter (dir. Charles Laughton)
9. Johnny Guitar (dir. Nicholas Ray)
10. The Red Snowball Tree (dir. Vasily Shukshin)

"When you look at the development of Rainer’s work between the late sixties and his death in the eighties, and the enormous leap it made in just 14 years, you realize what it might have led to in the 80s and 90s. I can’t imagine what sort of films he’d be making now, but the loss of all the films he didn’t get to make is unimaginable."
Wim Wenders on Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982)

"When you look at the development of Rainer’s work between the late sixties and his death in the eighties, and the enormous leap it made in just 14 years, you realize what it might have led to in the 80s and 90s. I can’t imagine what sort of films he’d be making now, but the loss of all the films he didn’t get to make is unimaginable."

Wim Wenders on Rainer Werner Fassbinder (May 31, 1945 – June 10, 1982)

Barbet Schroeder and Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

Barbet Schroeder and Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival.

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Das kleine Chaos (dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder — 1966)

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