Shadow of Angels
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Shadow of Angels
The anguish and suffering of a trio of outcasts is shown in this movie, based on Schatten der Engel Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial stage play. A prostitute (Ingrid Craven) with a gift for eliciting confidences from her clients, her pimp (Fassbinder), and one of those clients, a Jewish real-estate speculator (Klaus Lowitsch), are caught up in an emotional hurricane which results in the deaths of the prostitute and her pimp. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Shadow of Angels is of more interest as a marginal part of the Fassbinder canon than as an example of Mr. Schmid's directorial acumen."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"It offers viewers a contrast to the usual Hollywood melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An interesting contrast to Fassbinder's own films of this period, it eschews Hollywood melodrama as a model and tries for something more operatic; it's probably one of Schmid's best features."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Daniel Schmid's elegantly directed stroll through the lower depths is indelibly stamped by the personality of his co-screenwriter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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