Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? | Chicago Reader

You searched for:

Search for…

Narrow Search

  • Author

  • Rating

  • Show only

Made for about $10,000, this 1970 provocation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Michael Fengler stars Kurt Raab (The Stationmaster's Wife) as a character with the same name—a moody, misfit draftsman at a German architectural firm who grows increasingly alienated from his workplace, his neighbors, his parents, and his bourgeois wife (Lilith Ungerer). As did Sinclair Lewis in Babbitt, Fassbinder navigates carefully between mockery and empathy, heightening the interior drama with his superior staging: in almost every key scene, the chattering characters become white noise as we focus on the silent sufferer in the room. With Franz Maron and Hanna Schygulla. 88 min.

Now Playing

Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.