Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore)
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Warnung vor einer Heiligen Nutte (Beware of a Holy Whore)
This film by wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder, his 10th, is one of the rare films about filmmaking which was said by the critics to have succeeded both technically and as drama. In it, a German film crew sits in their Italian hotel, waiting for the arrival of their director (Lou Castel), their star (Eddie Constantine) and more money. While they wait, argue, complain, and enter and leave romances, the delusions of a whole community of filmmakers are humorously unveiled. This film is said to be a scathing and satirical self-criticism by Fassbinder of his own methods and of his colleagues and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beware of a Holy Whore is the work of a very young, very gifted film maker."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Beware of a Holy Whore is the film you would make if you spent the previous ten years on a steady diet of Godard and Warhol, with occasional afternoons cleared for Antonioni and every night reserved for hard drinking."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"Whore of a film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Whorendous."
‑ Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal
"[An] edgy, violent, impacted movie."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Interesting, but static and overlong."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"...the film is frustratingly funny, unmistakably self-indulgent, but with the assurance that what R.W. is indulging himself in is something he's good at doing."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Beware of a Holy Whore is Rainer Werner Fassbinder's -- the Seventies' enfant terrible of foreign filmmaking -- quintessential film."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Beware Of A Holy Whore is splendid to look at, even though most of the film consists of bored and/or disgruntled show-folk lounging around a Spanish estate while working on a movie."
‑ Sam Adams, The Dissolve
"Fassbinder stacks the cast around the limited space with the mastery of a chess player, creating a strong sense of ennui, sexual frustration and creative stagnation."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Beware of a Holy Whore is essentially Contempt by way of Andy Warhol's Factory."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine