Satansbraten (Satan's Brew)
Satansbraten (Satan's Brew) (1977)

This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz (Kurt Raab) to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 9, 1977
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

If you have any doubt that there's such a thing as being too prolific, by all means go see Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Satan's Brew.

TV Guide

[It] may be the least interesting film made by the great Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a shrill and tiresome attempt at a screwball black comedy.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A 1976 comedy by the well-known German humorist, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It was enjoyable as offbeat entertainment from a director who is not afraid to take chances and change his filming style.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

If you're new to Fassbinder, this one may catch you off-guard, but if you love the guy, here's another to scratch your head over and chuckle mischievously along with.

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Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

To those who only know Fassbinder as the director of coolly distanced melodramas, Satan's Brew will come as quite a shock. It is a flat-out screwball comedy, but one that is pitch black in tone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Marcus Woolcott
Fassbinder attempts a screwball comedy and, well...let's just pretend it never happened.
Robert Fearon
Amusing in parts, but the absolute mania of the film got tired fast.