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Watch: RW Fassbinder’s Early Godard-Inspired Short ‘A Little Chaos’

Watch: RW Fassbinder's Early Godard-Inspired Short 'A Little Chaos'

Leave it to Rainer Werner Fassbinder to come up with a title like "A Little Chaos," a nihilistic little B&W short he made in 1966–only his second film, and two years before his feature debut "Love Is Colder Than Death."

In his early years, Fassbinder, who made some 40 films before self-destructing at age 37, wore his influences like a beret. "A Little Chaos" stylishly cribs from early Godard films "My Life to Live" (1962) and "Band of Outsiders" (1964) — also B&W tales of chic Europeans sticking it to the establishment. Fassbinder of course also stars in "A Little Chaos," as who-else-but a movie-loving thug.

Watch below. Open Culture has more background on the film.

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