My favorite scenes from the movie
of Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
Ich will doch nur, daß ihr mich liebt (1976)
( I Only Want You To Love Me )
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
used deterministic social history
asmaterial for his films.
He often figured this history —
as has beenobserved by many film critics,
as theintimate experience of his protagonists
and other figures, principallyin terms of the family
as 'the true battlefield and theater of war',
by which Elsaesser means not only institutionalized
war butsociopolitical, economic and historical events
and conflicts generallybelieved to exist outside
the seemingly protective and protectednuclear family.
Fassbinder's 1976 made-for-television family
melodrama and docudrama,
Ich will doch nur, daß Ihr mich liebt
(IOnly Want You to Love Me),
provides a strong example of this type of film.
ONLY WANT YOU TO LOVE ME,
a Leisure Time release, directed
by the late Rainer Werner Fassbinder,
starring Vitus Zeplichal and Elke Eberle.
It's basically a very depressing, very German yarn,
about a young man (Vitus Zeplichal)
who marries a pretty but very average girl (Elke Eberle)