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Michael Fengler in Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?

1977 UR

There's nothing necessarily wrong with the way Herr R. (Kurt Raab) is living his life. After all, he's a dependable employee, a dutiful husband and a caring father. But after growing increasingly frustrated by the predictability of his humdrum existence, he sees only one solution to the monotony: running violently amok. German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder helms this withering critique of bourgeois life that's based on actual events.