In this melancholy thriller, capitalism is the ‘plague’ and criminals are its ‘gods’.

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  • GODS OF THE PLAGUE Alternative
  • GODS OF PESTILENCE Alternative


Released from jail, Franz (Baer) seeks comfort from two different women but is happiest with his friend ‘Gorilla’ (Kaufmann), with whom he plans a supermarket robbery.

Fassbinder captures the late 60s Zeitgeist – its uneasy blend of bohemian dreams, bourgeois aspirations and Third Reich nostalgia.

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