A brilliant black comedy of manners about a man surely at the end of his tether…

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  • WHY DID HERR R. RUN AMOK? Alternative
  • WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK? Alternative


Fassbinder’s first film in colour is dark indeed – a black comedy of manners, shot in a wintry Munich.

Herr R, a hardworking husband and father, puts up patiently with sniping parents, competitive neighbours, sniggering shop assistants and a patronising boss. Will anything make him snap?

Vividly naturalistic, this brilliantly observed account of everyday frustrations will make you squirm with recognition.

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