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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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 Rainer Werner Fassbinder used the 1929 film Rainer Werner Fassbinder 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

Cast

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

Crew

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