The Niklashausen Journey (1970)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Religious Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder uses a 15th century legend as an allegory to the political situation in late-'60s Germany in The Niklashausen Journey. Combining medieval and contemporary imagery, the story follows Hans Boehm (Michael K├Ânig), a shepherd who believes the Virgin Mary wants him to start a proletarian revolution. Fassbinder appears as the rebellious instigator the Black Monk. Also starring Hanna Schygulla.

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revolution, shepherd