Ali is shown shirtless in a few scenes, but full frontal in another scene, along with a woman fully nude shown from the rear.
In one scene, Ali is seen showering. About three shots show his full frontal nudity.
Later in the film, Ali undresses in expectation of sex with a woman. He undresses completely and stands fully naked, facing the camera, for a few of seconds. A fully naked woman, seen from behind briefly, enters the room and they embrace and lay down together.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


“Fear swallows the soul” is a special part of Fassbender’s work sequence: first, it is good-looking and easy to understand, and the narrative is clear. Unlike Fassbender’s other works, which are more or less metaphorical, more or less dull and obscure, “fear swallows the soul” is basically completed at one go, and the form is popular and perfect; Second, Fassbender is usually desperate, but this time is an exception. In my opinion, this seems to be the only time. Even if his other works are funny, such as the blow of Satan, it is difficult to hide his despair. Only here did he completely eliminate despair. I was almost cheated by the name of the film. In the process of watching it, I was worried and secretly looking forward to despair, but in the end I threw myself into the air.

It’s really not like Fassbender. The first third of the story even makes me feel warm and touching. There is class care in it, ha ha. In fact, these two people are very poor. Her name is Amy, German. She is an old widow. She lives alone in an apartment and works as a glass cleaner. His name is Ali, Moroccan, 20 years younger than Amy, strong and bearded. Like most immigrants, he lives in a pigsty like place, and his occupation is auto repairman. It is reasonable to say that such two people cannot have love – although Amy is not rich, she is always an authentic German citizen. In the eyes of almost all Germans, Arabs are pigs and rapists. If a woman marries an Arab, no one will talk to her again. Normally, such two people could not have known each other – if Amy hadn’t walked into an Arab bar to avoid the rain and friendly Ali came up and asked her to dance. In fact, re analysis shows that the love between the two people is not love, but sympathy. It is two lonely and generous hearts that naturally need to care for and depend on each other. I think such a relationship is more valuable than love. In most cases, it is also more reliable. In short, the two soon got together, and then quickly talked about marriage. Amy knew that once she married this person, she would abandon her original social identity and take refuge in another lower class. However, she was a pure and assertive woman. Under the pressure from colleagues, children and neighbors, they finally got the marriage certificate.

Between the two, Amy’s situation is even more difficult. On the one hand, she wants to win the friendship of Ali’s Arab friends, on the other hand, she also wants to fight against discrimination in the white circle. You have to admire this woman’s courage. She doesn’t just “go her own way and let others say it”. She knows it’s unrealistic. What she has to do is to change this accessible and inescapable society and regain the right to be recognized and respected as a person. The so-called “fear devours the soul” refers to the fear caused by the isolation and destruction of human beings. The little warmth of two people together is not enough to compete with the indifference of the whole society. Seeing Amy’s cry of impending collapse at that time, I almost believe that the film will be a tragedy, and even I think it will end in death. Unexpectedly, the plot suddenly turned 180 degrees. People extended a hand of understanding to the couple, and all the relations eased all at once. This is not Fassbender’s softhearted, but his brilliant irony and disclosure. Because in fact, these people stretch out two hands, one hand is giving and the other hand is getting; What they give is only false sympathy and compassion, and what they gain is practical benefits. In Fassbender’s alienated film world, the driving force behind all normal and abnormal human behaviors is often interest, just interest. Sadly, many times, this is also the truth of our world.

In Fassbender’s films, there is also an iron rule: there will never be an unbreakable relationship between people. Fassbender knew that human beings could never completely trust each other, and life was always consumed by mutual suspicion and exclusion. Therefore, he simply expressed this in the most extreme form, and all that should be destroyed should be destroyed. If it weren’t for the presence of Amy, a kind-hearted woman who has a thorough view of life, I’m afraid it would have ended like this. As mentioned earlier, the relationship in this film is not love, so Amy is not very angry when she finds out that Ali has an affair with other women. She knows what is the most important thing between the two people and that she has the obligation to maintain this relationship. The reason why Ali had an affair was not because of lust for flesh, but because Amy’s compromise with his white friends made him feel alienated, so he went to another woman to find support. It can be said that “fear devours the soul” is a rare work by Fassbender to gently face up to the mutual needs of people’s hearts. The hero and heroine’s marriage was saved before it was shaky. At the end of the film, Fassbender arranged such a scene: Ali had a stomach attack and was admitted to the hospital. At this time, their relationship has returned to the starting point. Amy looked at him sleeping and sobbed. How did Amy cry? Maybe Fassbender is just to echo the theme of the film prompted by the subtitle: life is full of misfortune. But in my opinion, this ending has no strong unfortunate meaning, let alone tragic effect. I prefer to explain this: the dust has settled, everything is flat, and nothing may change in the end, but life still has to continue. Oh, yes! Perhaps this happens to be the greatest misfortune in life?

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