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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven

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Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
108 minutes
performer:
Ingrid Caven, Brigitte Mira
genre:
Foreign Language, Comedy

We gave it a B-

In Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven, wonderfully natural performances and droll humor mark Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s guileless yet insightful drama of an elderly woman’s search for compassion after her husband kills his boss and himself. The formally daring climax — in which a shoot-out is conveyed by a freeze-frame and subtitles — comes off as something of a cheat, though. B-

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