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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Details


Mother Kusters (Brigette Kira) is the wife of a factory worker who goes beserk one day, killing himself and the boss' son. Mother finds herself a media celebrity, which only serves to make herself and her late husband look like idiots. Later, Mother is "adopted" by a Communist couple who wish to exploit her husband's "act of defiance" for their own purposes. Finally left alone, Mother Kusters decides to stop living off her husband's notoriety and turn into a human being again. Director [[Performer~P89436~Rainer Werner Fassbinder~rainerwernerfassbinder]] used the 1929 film [[Feature~V158399~Mother Krausen's Journey to Happiness~taxidstinprotevoussa]] as a springboard for his own mysoginistic slant on opportunism. The film hit a bit too close to home in his own country, where it was banned from entering the Berlin Film Festival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:July 7, 1975


Margit Carstensen
as Mrs. Thalmann
Gottfried John
as Niemeyer, Man in nightclub
Lilo Pempeit
Ingrid Caven
as Corinna Corinne
Kurt Raab
Matthias Fuchs
Peter Kern
as Nightclub manager
Irm Hermann
as Helene Kusters
Volker Spengler
Vitus Zeplichal
Peter Chatel
as Photographer
Armin Meier
as Ernst Kusters


Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Christian Hohoff
Kurt Raab
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screen Story
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Michael Ballhaus
Peer Raben
Composer (Music Score)
Kurt Raab
Art Director
Kurt Raab
Set Designer
Christian Hohoff
Production Manager