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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Emmi Kurowski (Brigitte Mira), a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi's family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.

Cast: Brigitte Mira , El Hedi ben Salem , Barbara Valentin , Irm Hermann , Marquard Bohm , Karl Scheydt ,

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: New Yorker Films

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Release Date: October 5th, 1974|1 hr. 34 min.

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