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Despair

(1997) Not Yet Rated 120min.
 
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Having made as many films as he had years, at 31, Rainer Werner Fassbinder essayed a slightly different approach for his 32nd film, Despair. Here, he uses a witty screenplay written by the well-known playwright Tom Stoppard, based on a novel by ... Read More
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June 20, 2010
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The only part that should have been emphasized more is the main character's desperation to leave his life situation and rebuild another life. His actions later are keyed to this desperation.The acting is excellent and Bogarde is superb. Fassbinder brilliantly creates the moods of the film, and the mental disintegration of the main character. A strange movie of a strange tale, where this

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