Plot & Details
Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest) is one of several German films directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder under his pseudonym of Franz Walsch. That's Fassbinder, however, playing the small role of a buyer of pornography. The main story involves a pair of two-bit hoods who spend most of the film one-upping each other with a brace of scheming females. Their dreary life of crime comes to a spectacular head in a shoot-out at a supermarket.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 92min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/16/2003
- DVD Release Date: 06/10/2003
- Director(s): Rainer Werner Fassbinder
- Starring: Hanna Schygulla , Margarethe von Trotta , Harry Baer
- Themes: Playing the Field,Crime Gone Awry
- Tone: Confrontational,Quirky,Stylized
- Keywords: crime, criminal, prostitute/prostitution, robbery, shoot-out, supermarket
- Language: German