Pioniere in Ingolstadt (Pioneers In Ingolstadt)
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Pioniere in Ingolstadt (Pioneers In Ingolstadt)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's first film to be invited to the Cannes and New York Film Festivals, "Pioneers in Ingolstadt" is the story of a group of young German recruits whose assignment is to build a wooden bridge in the town of Ingolstadt. They seek relief from their boredom with alcohol, acts of brutality and sexual escapades with the local women. Alma (Irm Hermann) and her friend Berta (Hanna Schygulla) welcome the excitement that the new arrivals bring to their lives, but while Alma picks up passing soldiers, Berta searches for true love. Heavily influenced by the theater of… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fassbinder's simplicity in framing the action is often a tonic, but the lip-smacking depictions of cruelty remain as problematic as ever."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"It's a powerful film, shot quickly and economically with incredible cinematic poetry."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The comedy attempted is perverse and dry, while the mood of the film alternates between being melancholy and less melancholy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fassbinder is clearly bored...and it shows."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
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