Fassbinder - to love without demands

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 2015

105 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Danish film director Christian Braad Thomsen was a close friend of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-82). They met when Fassbinder showed his first film "Love is colder than death" at the Berlinale 1969 and saw each other for the last time just three weeks before he died. This documentary is based on lengthy film interviews that Braad Thomsen shot with Fassbinder in the 1970's, and which have never been published.
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Original title Fassbinder - at elske uden at kræve
Danish title Fassbinder - at elske uden at kræve
International titles Fassbinder - lieben ohne zu fordern
Keywords Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, Film Directors, German film, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Producer Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Bente Petersen, Dirk Brüel, Gregers Nielsen
Editor Grete Møldrup
Sound Jan Juhler
Appearance Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Irm Hermann, Harry Bär, Lilo Pempeit
Production country Denmark
Dialogue language Danish,Tysk
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film
International sales Braad Thomsen
Danish theatrical release 16.04.2015
Cinemas Grand, Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Øst for Paradis (Århus)
Online release 11.11.2015
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15
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Production company Kollektiv Film
With support from Kong Gulerod Aps, Jan Juhler Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film


Direction Christian Braad Thomsen


Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Translation Sabine Kulik
Translation Robert Fischer
Translation Dorthe Seifert


Producer Christian Braad Thomsen


Cinematographer Bente Petersen
Cinematographer Dirk Brüel
Cinematographer Gregers Nielsen


Still photographer Dirk Brüel
Still photographer Dino Raymond Hansen
Still photographer Christian Braad Thomsen
Still photographer Gregers Nielsen
Still photographer Rolf Konow
Still photographer Erika Rabau
Still photographer Manjit Jari
Still photographer Lilo Pempeit
Still photographer Konrad Hartmann
Still photographer Roger Fritz
Still photographer Peter Gaue
Still photographer F. Peyer
Still photographer Leo Mirkine


Editor Grete Møldrup


Music Peer Raben
Music Joachim Witt


Sound Christian Braad Thomsen
Sound Dino Raymond Hansen
Sound designer Jan Juhler

Visual effects

Colourist Anders V. Christensen


Appearance Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Appearance Irm Hermann
Appearance Harry Bär
Appearance Lilo Pempeit
Appearance Margit Carstensen

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Varia Politiken-Fonden Fejerskov, Johan Moe 2016-01-26
Varia Politiken-Fonden Fejerskov, Johan Moe 2016-01-26
Anmeldelse Information Rune Kuhl 2015-10-02
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Morgenavisen Jyllands Posten 2015-06-23
Varia Politiken-Fonden Per Theil 2015-04-24
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2015-04-24
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2015-04-17
Anmeldelse Information Christian Monggaard 2015-04-17
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2015-04-16
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2015-04-16
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Dorte Hygum Soerensen 2015-04-16
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