Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul's Sexy Actresses
Actresses appearing nude or sexy in this ...
|Valentin, Barbara||1 Review|
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul's Sexy Actors
Actors appearing nude or sexy in this ...
|ben Salem, El Hedi||1 Review|
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Silhouetted butt shot
In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" (a.k.a. "Angst essen Seele auf"), the voluptuous blonde German actress Barbara Valentin (who, sadly, passed away just a couple of weeks ago as I write this) plays a barmaid who has an affair with the male lead (El Hedi ben Salem). When he comes up to her apartment, he undresses in the bedroom (on-camera) while she undresses in the bathroom (off-screen). Soon, she emerges from the bathroom and joins him, with her bare ass swaying nicely as she walks down the hall. Unfortunately, although she's obviously naked, the hallway is so dimly lit that she appears as a silhouette, so we can't make out any details of her body. As far as I know, this was Barbara Valentin's only cinematic nude scene (though she may have done more nudity in movies that didn't get a US release), although she did do some nude magazine modeling. It shouldn't be too hard to find some of her nude photos on the web.
Full-frontal shower & bedroom scenes
El Hedi ben Salem plays Ali, a young Arab immigrant in Germany who falls in love with a much older woman (Brigitte Mira). He has two nude scenes that I can recall: First, he is shown full-frontal in the shower as Brigitte watches and admires her handsome young lover's body. Later, when he has an affair with a local barmaid (Barbara Valentin), he is shown undressing in the bedroom, getting ready for her. This second scene is also full-frontal, though it's a more distant shot. Male nudity doesn't do anything for me, so I don't feel fully qualified to rate this scene, but I imagine that admirers of the male form would find much to admire here.