The Wells Film Society

Classic/art, all decades, great directors, full programme for 2013-14.

Join now: £24 per person for the 6 films to come. Students are £10 each for the whole year. Better still for a family: second student onward come free.

We welcome day members at £6 each to any of our films.

Monday evenings every 4 weeks throughout the year. No stop for summer. In The Wells Film Centre. Big screen, fully digital, surround sound, air-conditioned, welcoming.

This society will close on 31 August, last film being on 18 August. Take the remaining opportunity!


Next film: Mon 31 Mar 2014

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Site updated: 4 Mar 2014

We try to update this site within a day of our most recent film.

What’s it about?

Schuckert is a successful man in the construction business, using bribery of local officials as a tool. He also runs a night club where Lola operates in more than one way. Schuckert owns her.

Then arrives von Bohm, the new building commissioner intent on stamping out corruption. He meets Lola and ...

I mustn't spoil it.

This is the third of a trilogy by Fassbinder. We saw the first, The Marriage of Maria Braun, in January 09.

What some have said

"... despite Fassbinder's personal disintegration, this is one of the most stylish of his films ...", DT2

"... a daringly dark yet gaudily colourful comedy.", EFG, 4*

"A wonderfully upfront narrative viewed in primary colours ...", TOFG


Academy Award for Best Foreign Film; Cannes Palme d'Or.

Some on-line reviews: IMDB, Wikipedia.

(TOFG, VFG, 1001, EFG, H1000, RT, BN100, DP, NYFCC, DT, DT2, ...? What do these acronyms mean?)


Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981, WGer, 115 mins

Monday 31 March 2014