Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)
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This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz (Kurt Raab) to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his confusing life. Unable to write enough to keep his publisher's royalty advances coming, he seeks out a woman he imagines is a prostitute and interviews her for material. He is also inspired to utter some poetry, which his brassy, outspoken wife identifies as coming from the famous homosexuality-advocating mystical German poet, Stefan… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you have any doubt that there's such a thing as being too prolific, by all means go see Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Satan's Brew."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"[It] may be the least interesting film made by the great Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a shrill and tiresome attempt at a screwball black comedy."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A 1976 comedy by the well-known German humorist, Rainer Werner Fassbinder."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It was enjoyable as offbeat entertainment from a director who is not afraid to take chances and change his filming style."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you're new to Fassbinder, this one may catch you off-guard, but if you love the guy, here's another to scratch your head over and chuckle mischievously along with."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"To those who only know Fassbinder as the director of coolly distanced melodramas, Satan's Brew will come as quite a shock. It is a flat-out screwball comedy, but one that is pitch black in tone."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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