Glamour isn't exactly high on Franz or Fassbinder's list here. Love was a poor enough movie as it is, and Fassbinder has even worse luck here, in what I believe is the only sequel he ever made. With characters this dull and uninspired, why did he feel they needed to be revisited? Who can say?
Ultimately, Plague (what the title means I have no idea...) plays out as a second-rate copy of an already second-rate film. Fassbinder obsessives may find something worth watching here, but by and large this is a sad retread which doesn't merit much attention.
Aka Götter der Pest.
Run time: 91 mins
In Theaters: Friday 24th July 1970
Distributed by: Criterion Collection
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 4 Rotten: 1
IMDB: 6.6 / 10
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Screenwriter: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Starring: Harry Baer as Franz, Hanna Schygulla as Joanna, Margarethe von Trotta as Margarethe, Carla Egerer as Carla, Ingrid Caven as Magdalene Fuller, Lilith Ungerer as Mädchen im ersten Café, Irm Hermann as Barkeeper, Rainer Werner Fassbinder as Pornokunde, Yaak Karsunke as Kommissar, Micha Cochina as Joe, Lilo Pempeit as Mutter, Marian Seidowsky as Marian, Jan George as Inspektor, Katrin Schaake as Wirtin im zweiten Café, Günther Kaufmann as Günter
Also starring: Michael Fengler