"The garbage, the city and the death" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Theater an der Ruhr

FASSBINDER AND BJØRNEBOE: "I am mistaken for the most unworthy."


CRISIS, ADVERSITY, DRUGS: The 100-year-old Jens Bjørneboe and the German film director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who would have turned 75 this year, were both put in the public eye. Did this lead to shortened lives for both?

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Published: September 22, 2020

Bjørneboe tells in the famous interview in 1976 with NRK journalist and host Magne Haagen Ringnes that the reaction to the novel Under a harder sky had a definite consequence for the author's own life. At that time, 10 years after the so-called treason settlement in Norway, the guns were quite loose in his pocket, as he says in the interview. The book can today be read as part of the authors' general confrontation with the Norwegian judiciary, which Bjørneboe throughout his life gained personal experience with. Bjørneboe says that after 12-14 letters and…

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