As I wrote in reviewing Fassbinder's film "Merchant of Four season", the simple and straight-forward style of Fassbinder's early films, and the use of actors and actresses that look more like ordinary people than Hollywood female beauties or handsome leading men, lend a amateurish quality to these works. But this also contributes to a certain veracity to the films - a realistic documentary quality. Fassbinder seduces you with artistic framing of the camera, and simple yet attractive decorations and settings, drawing you into the story. His focus is on people and their interactions, sometimes mundane, sometimes sinful, sometimes ennobling, just like real life. Racial and ethnic prejudice, is found in Germany like elsewhere. Hitler took this to an extreme out of jealousy of the accomplishments of the Jews, which was the basis of paranoia of them. Of course Hitler was crazy, but not too much more than most people. This is the story of two good people in a largely bad world who are drawn together in spite of class and age differences. After the initial bliss of new love, many of the German society reject them because of the man's ethnic background, causing distress in their relationship. The story then becomes how they deal with this stress.