Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey)
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Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey)
Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder uses a 15th century legend as an allegory to the political situation in late-'60s Germany in The Niklashausen Journey. Combining medieval and contemporary imagery, the story follows Hans Boehm (Michael König), a shepherd who believes the Virgin Mary wants him to start a proletarian revolution. Fassbinder appears as the rebellious instigator the Black Monk. Also starring Hanna Schygulla. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Amazingly simple editing and sound design -- most scenes are complete in one shot and use only one or two sound effects or just music in addition to the dialogue-- create a minimally realist and hypertheatrical vision of class conflict and potential doom."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Strictly for medieval shepherds on the look out for stray sheep."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fassbinder suggests a temporal continuum of thwarted upheaval that can only be addressed (and, thus, confronted) by way of frontal artistic attack."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"a film about absolutely nothing"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Twisting a German tradition to his own ends, Fassbinder restyles Bohm's martyrdom as a provocateur's call to arms."
‑ Robert Pardi, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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