"Fear of Fear"
Directed by Rainer W. Fassbinder
Produced for television, this melodrama is one of
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's lesser known films. A middle-class housewife
begins to experience inexplicable fear after the birth of her second child.
With a husband and family who ignore her pleas for help, she turns to drugs
and alcohol to ease the pain. Fassbinder's depiction of the nightmare of
depression and modern life are powerful. German with English subtitles.