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The Wizard of Babylon


German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder died of a drug overdose on June 10, 1982, before his last film, was edited. This documentary is both about the filming of -- a sailor of that name whose love life left nothing to be desired -- and about director Fassbinder's working techniques and philosophy. While actors and workers comment on the filming of Querelle, a 14-minute interview with Fassbinder taped eight hours before he died was supposed to convey the first element, his own beliefs and working...more