Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest)
Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest) (1977)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Gods Of The Plague is rich with pathos, treating these petty thieves and murderers as tragic figures.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's homage to American gangster films.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Sequel-remake-anagram of Love Is Colder Than Death

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The narrative is random and disposable, which means you'll have to settle for the allure of the film's many women.

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Robert Pardi
TV Guide's Movie Guide

This wallow in fatalism is a minor but memorable crime flick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
For me, Gods of the Plague is the logical successor of great films like Jean-Luc Godard's À bout de souffle and François Truffaut's Les quatre cents… More