Thea Eymèsz on Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul • 22m
ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL editor Thea Eymèsz worked with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder on sixteen of his films, beginning with 1969’s GODS OF THE PLAGUE and ending with 1976’s SATAN’S BREW. In the following interview, conducted in her Munich apartment in 2003, Eymèsz talks for the first time on camera about their collaboration.
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