Rainer Werner Fassbinder was the ‘Enfant Terrible’ of German cinema and has polarized like no other. He was loved, hated, admired, despised. Fassbinder knows the world as one of the last allround geniuses in film history. Art, political action and private life were so inseparably interwoven with him as no other German filmmaker.
The documentary by Annekatrin Hendel tells the story of this artist life of incredible self-destructive power and unique productivity.
Companions like Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Juliane Lorenz, Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer, Volker Schlöndorff and others. give their very personal view of Fassbinder and let the audience experience how intense work and life with the filmmaker must have been.
Rare interview excerpts and archive material by Fassbinder complement the film in a polyphonic and multi-layered portrait.