Candy-colored decadence: Fassbinder’s ‘Lola’ (1981)

Lola is Fassbinder’s riff on The Blue Angel: Instead of Marlene Dietrich leading Emil Jannings to his downfall in Weimar-era Germany, here we have Armin Mueller-Stahl’s upright building inspector falling for Barbara Sukowa’s cabaret singer–prostitute in 1950s West Germany. Read more [...]