#431: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

7ceggrlji2dbx9qjiwqq9gqfjt1#431 – Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, (Angst essen Seele auf), 1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali. Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi’s family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.