• Germany
  • 1970
  • 80 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • German
  •  

The German-born American GI Ricky (Karl Scheydt) returns to Munich from Vietnam and is promptly hired as a contract killer. Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s experimental noir is a subversive, self-reflexive gangster movie full of unexpected asides and stylistic flourishes, and features an audaciously bonkers final shot and memorable turns from many of the director’s rotating gallery of players.

Cast

Ricky Karl Scheydt
Rosa Elga Sorbas
JanJan George
Doc Hark Bohm
Cop Marius Aicher
ChambermaidMargarethe von Trotta
Gypsy Ulli Lommel
Magdalena FullerKatrin Schaake
Singer Ingrid Caven
Ricky’s mother Eva Ingeborg Scholz
Ricky’s brotherKurt Raab
WhoreIrm Hermann
Chief of police Gustl Datz
Franz Walsch Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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