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Niklashausen Journey (The)

Germany, German, 90 mins

Original Title

Die Niklashauser Fart
  • Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Michael Fengler
  • Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Michael Fengler

CGiii Comment

Early Fassbinder...
 
His entire portfolio has been thrown into the quagmire for frenetic film students to devour - those being the only living souls who still appreciate and watch his work.
 
Delusion reigns supreme in that quagmire.
 
A dated diatribe that has no relevance now - it is questionable if it ever did.
 
A self-important neurotic who had difficulty in spotting a good performance.
 

Trailer...

The(ir) Blurb...

Can a small group of people start a proletarian revolution, asks the "Black Monk" in a leather jacket. The medieval shepherd, Hans Boehm, claims to have been called by the Virgin Mary to create a revolt against the church and the landowners. The "Black Monk" suggests that he would have more success if he dressed up Johanna and had her appear as the Virgin Mary.

Cast & Characters

Michael König as Hans Boehm;
Hanna Schygulla as Johanna;
Margit Carstensen as Magarethe;
Michael Gordon as Antonio;
Gunther Kaufmann as Leader of the farmers;
Kurt Raab as Bishop;
Franz Maron as Magarethe's husband;
Walter Sedlmayr as Pastor;
Karl Scheydt as Niklashausen citizen;
Peter Berling as Executioner;
Ingrid Caven as Screaming girl;
Carla Egerer as Epileptic girl;
Michael Fengler as Farmer;
Sigi Graue as Farmer;
Chris Karrer as Himself

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