THE STATIONMASTER’S WIFE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977)

In Bavaria in the late 1920s, Xaver Ferdinand Maria Bolwieser (Kurt Raab, pitch-perfect), railroad stationmaster and Nazi Party member, finds himself miserably married to Hanni once he learns of her (it turns out, serial) adultery. Tried and sentenced for perjury he had committed for Hanni’s benefit at her trial for adultery with the local butcher, […]