Pioneers in Ingolstadt
Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1971)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1946-82) made over 30 films in his short career. This film, adapted from the 1920s play by Marieluise Fleisser, is his homage to playwright Bertolt Brecht. Here, as in Brecht's plays, the situation of the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 26, 2003
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Fassbinder's simplicity in framing the action is often a tonic, but the lip-smacking depictions of cruelty remain as problematic as ever.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

What could be the basis of a wild teen flick, in Fassbinder's hands, turns into a coldly calculated examination of the impossibility (or at least the improbability) of love.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a powerful film, shot quickly and economically with incredible cinematic poetry.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The comedy attempted is perverse and dry, while the mood of the film alternates between being melancholy and less melancholy.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Fassbinder is clearly bored...and it shows.

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