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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

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Romance Drama 19741h 33m

Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali. Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi's family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.Ali: Fear Eats the Soul featuring Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem is streaming with subscription on HBO MAX, streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and 2 others. It's a drama and romance movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (21,025 votes).

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#5,336 Ranked Movie

#241 Ranked in Political Movies

#263 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#761 Ranked in Romance Movies

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (21,025 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Emmi Kurowski, a cleaning lady, is lonely in her old age. Her husband died years ago, and her grown children offer little companionship. One night she goes to a bar frequented by Arab immigrants and strikes up a friendship with middle-aged mechanic Ali. Their relationship soon develops into something more, and Emmi's family and neighbors criticize their spontaneous marriage. Soon Emmi and Ali are forced to confront their own insecurities about their future.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 33m

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Related Genres: RomanceDrama
Related Tags: PoliticalPsychology
Country of origin: Germany
Available to watch on: HBO MAXThe Criterion ChannelKanopy
Original Release Date: Jun 5, 1974