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Baal

1970

Baal Poster
  • Baal is so endlessly fascinating as a document of its time, a record of an almost lost Fassbinder performance, a missing piece of New German Cinema history and a window onto Schlöndorff’s evolution as a director that it’s difficult to see the film itself through all that context... What Schlöndorff could do quite well was make the most of very little...

  • Even though Baal becomes at times tiresome and rigid, Schlöndorff’s adaptation is worthwhile enough if for nothing else, to see R.W.F./Baal conjoined, to see his chewed-up oatmeal face speak Brecht’s text, to see his body express this treacherous lust, this poetic yearning.

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