Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife)
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Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife)
This drama is set in Bavaria prior to Hitler's rise to power and chronicles the many affairs of a stationmaster's bored wife. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A misanthropic fairy tale so lushly designed and photographed it seems to have been conceived in a fever dream."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Follows along the Sirkian themes of dissecting the petit bourgeois."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"When Rainer Werner Fassbinder is good, he is very, very good. And when he is bad, he makes Bolweiser."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The film is often compared to Madame Bovary, but the overall effect is closer to that of Von Sternberg's The Devil is a Woman."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"The lack of narrative rhythm in the film's present form makes it a grueling experience even for those sympathetic to Fassbinder's enervated view of the world."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
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