Rent Fear (1954)

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Rent Fear (aka Non credo più all'amore (La paura) / La macchina ammazzacattivi) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Six years after 'Germany Year Zero', Roberto Rossellini returned to Germany to make this noir-influenced examination of solitude, alienation, and the crisis of moral values in contemporary life. Loosely based on Stefan Zweig's novel Angst, Fear explores the inner turmoil of a woman pushed to the edge through the anxiety caused by her infidelity. Ingrid Bergman stars as Irene, the wife of a prominent German scientist, Albert Wagner (Mathias Wieman). Irene has been engaged in an illicit affair which she goes to great pains to hide in order to keep her husband blissfully unaware.
However, when her lover's jealous ex-girlfriend, Johanna (Renate Mannhardt) learns of the relationship and proceeds to sadistically extort her, Irene's life soon spirals out of control.
Actors:
, , Renate Mannhardt, , , , Steffi Stroux, Annelore Wied, Rolf Deininger, Albert Herz, , Klara Kraft, Jürgen Micksch, Gabriele Seitz, Elisabeth Wischert
Directors:
Producers:
Herman Millakowsky
Writers:
Stefan Zweig, Sergio Amidei, Roberto Rossellini
Aka:
Non credo più all'amore (La paura) / La macchina ammazzacattivi
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
Italy, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/07/2015
Run Time:
80 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Languages:
English, Italian
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • The Machine That Kills Bad People (Roberto Rossellini, 1952, 81 mins): rare Rossellini drama in which a photographer is given the power to rid the Earth of evil-doers, using his camera
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/07/2015
Run Time:
83 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Bergman and Magnani: The War of the Volcanoes (Francesco Patierno, 2012, 54 mins): Documentary Charting the Scandal of the Magnani-Rossellini-Bergman Love Triangle
  • Ingrid Bergman at the National Film Theatre (Chris Mohr, 1981, 37 mins): Archival Guardian Interview
  • Living and Departed (Tag Gallagher, 2015, 19 mins): A Visual Essay by Film Scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Viaggio in Italia (Roberto Rossellini, 1954, 83 mins): The Alternative, Italian Cut of Journey to Italy
  • Journey to Italy Audio Commentary With Filmmaker and Academic Laura Mulvey (2003)
  • Alternative Journey to Italy Audio Commentary With Film Scholar Adrian Martin (2007)
  • My Dad is 100 Years Old (Guy Maddin, 2005, 18 mins): Isabella Rossellini's Playful Tribute to Her Father
  • The Machine That Kills Bad People (Roberto Rossellini, 1952, 85 mins): A Fascinating Film That Reflects Rossellini's Transition From Neo-realism to the More Poetic Films He Made With Bergman

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