Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fear Eats the Soul

Romantic cabaret comedy with fairy-tale elements

    National Theatre Brno, The Czech Republic

    Director Jan Frič
    Translator Martin Sládeček
    Adaptation Petr KlariN Klár, Jan Frič
    Dramaturgs Martin Kubran, Petr KlariN Klár
    Set designer Jan Štěpánek
    Costume designer Jan Štěpánek
    Music selection DJ´s Gruppe ZuZU und KlariN
    Lighting designer Martin Špetlík
    Video designers Jan Vrbka, Martin Špetlík

    Ivana Hloužková
    Roman Blumaier
    Michaela Rykrová
    Isabela Smečková Bencová
    Petr Bláha
    Jan Grundman
    Dominik Teleky
    Monika Maláčová
    Gabriela Štefanová

    Emmi is lonely in her old age. Salem is from Morocco and nearly a generation younger than she. Is Salem a white-tailed young deer?
    This Czech stage adaption of the original screenplay by the legendary film maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder is presented as a cabaret romance with some fairy-tale elements. It tells a story of a romantic encounter of two diametrically opposing worlds in a tenderly brutal way. The ironically detached direction by Jan Frič, supported by a ground-breaking and imaginative set design by Jan Štěpánek, and dance routines of an Arabian dance group performing to German pop hits, have turned the Czech take on the film into a story of an elderly Cinderella. It is a love story in which the lovers must face the obstacles set by their envious community, their own doubts, but also a love that can move mountains.
    The production won the Josef Balvín Award presented by the Prague German Language Theatre Festival for the best Czech production of a German text.

    Slovenian and German surtitles

    Followed by a post-show talk at the Drama Forecourt.


    Opening night

    14 April 2017


    130 minutes

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