Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven
Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (1975)

Mother Kusters (Brigette Kira) is the wife of a factory worker who goes beserk one day, killing himself and the boss' son. Mother finds herself a media celebrity, which only serves to make herself and her late husband look like idiots.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1975
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Vincent Canby
New York Times

A witty, spare, beautifully performed political comedy.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The provocative filmmaker manages to show worker exploitation on the left while still hitting hard at the right.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

No other director understands the strength of mediocre minds as does Fassbinder; when his films don't slip into derision, they can be ineffably moving, as this one is.

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TV Guide

Fassbinder created another emotionally distancing, disturbing, yet always funny and fascinating picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Fassbinder's satire looks at the life of a middle-aged woman and her family after the death of her husband. Comic at times, dramatic others, and cynical… More
Marcus Woolcott
Has pacing issues in the middle, but the viewer's patience is rewarded with two cracking endings.