Brigitte Mira on ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul • 25m
Brigitte Mira’s acting career spanned more than six decades and included such films as Werner Herzog’s THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER and Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s SATAN’S BREW and ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL. This interview with her was conducted in Berlin in 2003.
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