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German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs the made-for-TV melodrama Pioneers in Ingolstadt, based on the play by Marieluise Fleisser. The film opens as a parade of soldiers are marching through a town square singing patriotic songs. Alma (Irm Hermann) and Berta (Hanna Schygulla) are watching them and musing about their ideas on men and relationships. The soldiers (often referred to as pioneers) have been given the task of building a bridge in the town. Alma seems to understand that the soldiers only want her for short sexual encounters, so she's prepared to live her life accordingly. Meanwhile, romantic Berta falls in love with self-centered soldier Karl (Harry Baer), who all but tells her to get lost. The soldiers get drunk and beat up a random passerby. The women grow to hate Alma for her acceptance of life as a sex object. Naïve Berta is ultimately humiliated. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:May 19, 1971

Cast

Irm Hermann
as Alma
Klaus Löwitsch
as Feldwebel
Gunter Kraa
as Gottfired
Kurt Raab
as Bribrich
Peter Gauhe
as Bruno
Hanna Schygulla
as Berta
Walter Sedlmayr
as Fritz
Elga Sorbas
as Marie
Ulli Lommel
as Zeck
Irm Hermann
as Alma
Hanna Schygulla
as Berta
Elga Sorbas
as Marie
Gunter Kraa
as Gottfired
Walter Sedlmayr
as Fritz
Peter Gauhe
as Bruno
Kurt Raab
as Bribrich
Klaus Löwitsch
as Feldwebel

Crew

Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Director
Dietrich Lohmann
Cinematographer
Peer Raben
Composer (Music Score)
Gunter Kraa
First Assistant Director
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