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The Stationmaster's Wife

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Elisabeth Trissenaar, Kurt Raab, Bernhard Helfrich, Karl-Heinz von Hassel, Volker Spengler
  • Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Oskar Maria Graf
  • Producers: Harry R. Sokal, Herbert Knopp, Willi Segler
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: German
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
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  • Studio: New Yorker Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 27, 2005
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009WIE8Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,768 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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By 1976 Fassbinder had perfected his unique visual style. Michael Balhaus, the virtuosic director of photography, was at his peak and he seemed more in tune with what Fassbinder was trying to convey in his cinema. 'Stationmaster's Wife' would be one of Fassbinder's hardest hitting films of the period. The look of the movie anticipates the dark soft lighting of Berlin Alexanderplatz, yet uses the same successful plot techniques of earlier gems like 'Martha', 'Merchant of Four Seasons', 'Ali', etc. The final scenes, in particular, remind me of the first scenes of 'Berlin Alexanderplatz' in which Franz Biberkopf is released from prison after 4 years (Bolweiser is also sentenced to 4 years) - and somehow I can imagine Bolweiser having an equally difficult time returning to society. This is clearly the beginning of Fassbinder's final phase as a director. He is starting to confront Germany's past in a way that had not been done since Luchino Visconti's 'The Damned' (one of Fassbinder's favorite movies).
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No other German filmmaker assumed the life with such Dionysian intensity and created such original scripts around the complex affective feminine universe like him. The women were for R.W.F., the central nucleus and the men simple puppets turning around her, like untiring planets over and over falling in love with them but being incapable to understand their anguishes and inner contradictions.

The station master's wife is an acerbic story, recreated on the Geramny of the twenties but based on the emblematic "Madame Bavary" . In this time, the dramatis personae turns around a bore man Bolweiser, chief commander of a station railroad who is happily married Hanni, until the existential boredom appears. She is an alluring woman who needs much affection. He is a cold and distant human being, who only compliments her around the delicious food and his unstoppable thirst of animal love, lack of tender charm.

She is owner of an enviable inheritance, and so she becomes pawnbroker of Merkl, who eventually will seduce her. The tragic thread of the happenings will be involving us more and more in this dark labyrinth of untamed passions, desperation, blame, affective blackmail and double cross that eventually will lead him to become a living wreck.

A fine and zealously photographed film, with bites of comedy at the first half of the film and a devastating tragedy at the end.

A remarkable work into the vast and audacious artistic trajectory of this unforgettable and inimitable icon of the cinema.
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An excellent film. It's a study of masochism. The stationmaster, Bolweiser, is a weak and very ordinary man with little experience of women who stands no chance of ever holding the love and interest of his sexually alluring wife. Inevitably she begins a series of affairs with other men. The film's main theme, Bolweiser's masochistic gluttony for punishment recurs throughout the film in scenes of degradation and humiliation for him. At times these scenes become almost a parody. Bolweiser's naivete and gullibility are emphasised to the extreme. At one point he returns home drunk and falls asleep sucking his thumb like a little boy with his wife in bed next to him. He repeatedly forgives his wife even when he eventually knows the truth. He is idealistic and naive in the extreme living his sheltered life of commitment to his job. This is an old old story. Many many thousands of men and women are in predicaments like this. In the end Bolweiser loses everything, but particularly his idealistic and naive illusions.
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