Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife)
Bolwieser (The Stationmaster's Wife) (1977)

This drama is set in Bavaria prior to Hitler's rise to power and chronicles the many affairs of a stationmaster's bored wife. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 31, 1977
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A misanthropic fairy tale so lushly designed and photographed it seems to have been conceived in a fever dream.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Follows along the Sirkian themes of dissecting the petit bourgeois.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

When Rainer Werner Fassbinder is good, he is very, very good. And when he is bad, he makes Bolweiser.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

The film is often compared to Madame Bovary, but the overall effect is closer to that of Von Sternberg's The Devil is a Woman.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The lack of narrative rhythm in the film's present form makes it a grueling experience even for those sympathetic to Fassbinder's enervated view of the world.

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