Too much is never enough for a desperate man in the psychological drama "I Only Want You to Love Me" (1976). Having spent his life trying to please his implacable father, an insecure construction worker moves to the city to start a family and pursue the kind of financially successful, socially acceptable work that he hopes will impress his family. When the pressures of his new life prove too much for him, he suffers a mental breakdown with fatal consequences. Rainer Werner Fassbinder's signature bleaknesscolors this emotionally engrossing and ultimately violent tragedy.
Vitus Zeplichal, Johanna Hofer. Rainer Werner Fassbinder wrote and directed this art house classic based on a true crime story. A newlywed finds that keeping up with the pressures of work, family and finances is difficult—even in a new city away from his abusive parents. In German with English subtitles. 1976/color/104 min/NR/fullscreen.