Synopsis: Jorgos, a migrant worker from Greece, joins a group of young people in Munich usually hanging around. This foreigner incites hostility and jealousy among them, and he is insulted as a "Communist" and "Greek dog". After having been attacked, Jorgos talks to Maria of his wish to return home.
Genre: Drama
Production: Wellspring Media Inc.
  8 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

It is better to make new mistakes ...

than to perpetuate the old ones ...

to the point of unconsciousness.

Yaak Karsunke

for Marie Luise Fleisser

And if it goes wrong?

How lonely everything will be!

There's no question

of it going wrong.

And if it does, l'm not

the only pebble on the beach.

There is no one but you.

l want nothing to do

with that sort of thing.

lt's my business, not yours.

lf l'm not allowed to say anything...

That's right.

The important thing

is to get on in life.

We're not doing anything wrong.

l'm damn thirsty.

Bring me a beer!

Are you happy with her?


You'd have more to expect from me,

in my situation.

l have something to expect

from myself.

More than from you.

You had an opportunity there.

l'm not like you.

That's one thing l do know.

Put it on the bill, baby!

Could you give me back

the 20 marks now?

l hope to make

a nice little profit...

But at the moment

you're strapped for cash?

You can wait a bit longer.

ls your guy back again?

Worry your head about yours.

Leave me to mine.

That's a strange tone.

Stop bickering!

lt's none of your damned business

what we talk about.

l pay for the beer, don't l?

What do you mean?

What l say.

Maybe it'll dawn on you.

Let's go to the tavern!

They're not happy with each other.


Paul and Helga.


- No. -

You reckon?

Have you seen Paul?

He's in the bathroom.

How are things?


l'm sleeping alone.

You sleep in your own bed!

Let's talk it over.


Don't touch me!

ls there a john here?

First door on the right.

Can you lend me some money?

Twenty marks or so?

Why do you have

to go around with that guy?

lt'll come to no good.

Shut your trap!

Do you want to land in jail, too?

Like shit, l do!

He has a record.

He's one person. l'm another.

And all the others, too.

You must get away from them.

l don't know, Erich,

whether l can bring

myself to do it.

The main thing is to lead

a better life than we do now.

l'm so fond of you.

Then you must listen to what l say.

lt's a terrible idea.

And l'd be scared of the others.

I'm important in your life

and no one else.

And hold your tongue about us.


So that they don't talk about us.

-l won't say a thing.

And not a word about the money!

-Not a word.



Was l right?


They're real, her boobs.

When l tell you something

l'm always right.

Have you read the romance novels?


This one's nice:

He raised his eyes to

the turquoise, star-studded sky.

Then he turned to me.

Everything about him revealed

an intensity of life.

''In all logic, you should... ''

I interrupted him.:

''You attach too much importance

to logic,

and too much power. ''

A bitter taste of triumph

welled up within me for a moment.

No more being broken-hearted.

No more anxieties

about starting a new life.

No more fearing

indiscrete questions ...

and trying to conceal

one's defeat.

It was really an elegant way ...

to escape from this dead end.

You should hear Elisabeth

when they quarrel.

With that guy of hers?


The walls shake.

When a person's had as much

misfortune in life as she has!

lt's quite simple.

You just have

to keep bringing up the subject.

All we ever talk about

is marriage.

Punch her in the face.

Then she'll shut up.

Not her. Once she gets something

in her head, it won't come out.

Like it was implanted in it.

You'll manage it.

We just have to consider

how to go about it.

He was nice,

the real estate agent.

Was he?


And l've ordered a painter

for tomorrow to fix up the room.

Whatever you think.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nɐ ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈfasˌbɪndɐ]; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright and theatre director, who was a catalyst of the New German Cinema movement. Although Fassbinder's career lasted less than fifteen years, he was extremely productive. By the time of his death, Fassbinder had completed over forty films, two television series, three short films, four video productions, and twenty-four plays, often acting as well as directing. Fassbinder was also a composer, cameraman, and film editor. Fassbinder died on 10 June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates. more…

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