Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me)
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Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs this bleak morality tale about a young Bavarian bricklayer who longs for love. Raised in a rigid, remote household and married to an emotionally distant woman, everyone in his life seems indifferent to his suffering. His life takes a further unfortunate turn when, while blind drunk, he accidentally kills a bartender, thinking it was his father. This film was made for German television and not released abroad until 1994. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A grim Germanic variation on a classic theme that can never bear too much repeating: Can't buy me love."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"... he brings a morose naturalism to the film even as creates an atmosphere of isolation through the performances."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Turner Classic Movies Online
"For the fatalist Fassbinder, this is typical fodder for him to sink his teeth into."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Interesting if somewhat didactic."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Every image slices like a shiv"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's Fassbinder's eye for detail and psychology that drives things home."
‑ Andrew Lowry, Total Film
"A depressing but wittily observant film; in many ways it is as rich and incisive as Fassbinder's more celebrated and stylized works."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide