Despair, by Rainer Werner Fassbinder


Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,

Despair perhaps isn't yet the most widely known of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's masterpieces, but it's very likely to soon embrace a well-deserved late glory. A fresh, respectfully restored version will indeed cast a new and warmer light on the actors' flawless performances and art deco surroundings, preserving in the meantime the movie's dusky, suggestive and sinister penumbra. Dirk Bogarde is Mr. Hermann Hermann, a Russian