Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey)
Die Niklashauser Fart (The Niklashausen Journey) (1970)

Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder uses a 15th century legend as an allegory to the political situation in late-'60s Germany in The Niklashausen Journey. Combining medieval and contemporary imagery, the story follows Hans Boehm (Michael… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 1970
DVD Release Date: March 28, 2003
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Amazingly simple editing and sound design -- most scenes are complete in one shot and use only one or two sound effects or just music in addition to the dialogue-- create a minimally realist and hypertheatrical vision of class conflict and potential doom.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Strictly for medieval shepherds on the look out for stray sheep.

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Fernando F. Croce

Fassbinder suggests a temporal continuum of thwarted upheaval that can only be addressed (and, thus, confronted) by way of frontal artistic attack.

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Christopher Null

a film about absolutely nothing

Robert Pardi
TV Guide

Twisting a German tradition to his own ends, Fassbinder restyles Bohm's martyrdom as a provocateur's call to arms.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Marcus Woolcott
Fassbinder chucks religion, philosophy, idealism, and economics in to a pot and lets it cook for 90 minutes. It's crazy but it works.