Mutter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel (1975)

The wife of a factory worker gone murderously berserk finds herself hounded and exploited.

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  • Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven
  • Mother Küsters' Trip to Heaven Alternative


Emma Küsters (Brigitte Mira) is hounded by the press when her factory-worker husband goes murderously berserk after learning of impending mass redundancies. Lonely, traumatised and desperate to clear her husband’s name, she is easy prey for a suave communist couple who offer their support. Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder lashes out in every direction in this fearless critique of a pervasively exploitative society.

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