"Ali: Fear Eats the Soul"
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A major film by
Fassbinder, Ali is the outrageous, touching story of the bumpy love affair between
a sixtyish German floorwasher and an inarticulate Arab mechanic barely half her age. A
moving romance, a perverse social comedy, a biting drama of racial prejudice, Ali: Fear
Eats the Soul is all these things, although in Fassbinder's freewheeling vision it is
not always easy to tell where one leaves off and another begins. Winner of the
International Critics Prize, Cannes Film Festival. German with enhanced English subtitles.