Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

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  • Drama, Foreign, Melodrama, Romance , produced in 1974 West Germany
  • Actors: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi Ben Salem
  • Directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Rating: 8.1 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: A deceivingly simple film about the uncomfortable romantic relationship between a 60-year-old German cleaning woman named Emmi and a 40-year-old Moroccan immigrant named Ali, ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL is one of director R.W. Fassbinder's most powerful pictures. Brought together by a jeering barmaid, Emmi and Ali are surprised to find that, after their initial meeting, they like one another. After a somewhat awkward courtship, the two unlikely lovers marry, angering Emmi's children and revealing the startling prejudices that pervade everyday German life.
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