Shadow of Angels
Shadow of Angels (1976)

The anguish and suffering of a trio of outcasts is shown in this movie, based on Schatten der Engel Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial stage play. A prostitute (Ingrid Craven) with a gift for eliciting confidences from her… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1976
DVD Release Date: August 23, 1996
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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Shadow of Angels is of more interest as a marginal part of the Fassbinder canon than as an example of Mr. Schmid's directorial acumen.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It offers viewers a contrast to the usual Hollywood melodrama.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An interesting contrast to Fassbinder's own films of this period, it eschews Hollywood melodrama as a model and tries for something more operatic; it's probably one of Schmid's best features.

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TV Guide

Daniel Schmid's elegantly directed stroll through the lower depths is indelibly stamped by the personality of his co-screenwriter, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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