Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me)
Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (I Only Want You to Love Me) (1976)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs this bleak morality tale about a young Bavarian bricklayer who longs for love. Raised in a rigid, remote household and married to an emotionally distant woman, everyone in his life seems indifferent to his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 23, 1976
DVD Release Date: August 23, 1996
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A grim Germanic variation on a classic theme that can never bear too much repeating: Can't buy me love.

Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online

... he brings a morose naturalism to the film even as creates an atmosphere of isolation through the performances.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

For the fatalist Fassbinder, this is typical fodder for him to sink his teeth into.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Interesting if somewhat didactic.

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Fernando F. Croce

Every image slices like a shiv

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Andrew Lowry
Total Film

It's Fassbinder's eye for detail and psychology that drives things home.

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TV Guide

A depressing but wittily observant film; in many ways it is as rich and incisive as Fassbinder's more celebrated and stylized works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
This Fassbinder film made in a hurry for television is always interesting, even if its non-linear structure is a bit distracting and it also lacks that sympathy… More