Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Rated NR 94 minutes 1974

Emmi Kurowski (Brigitte Mira), a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali (El Hedi ben Salem). Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi's family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.

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Director: Rainer Fassbinder

Producer: Rainer Fassbinder

Cast: Brigitte Mira, El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin, Irm Hermann, Marquard Bohm and Karl Scheydt

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