Based on the Stefan Zweig novel DIE ANGST, Fear is the last film of the Rossellini-Bergman collaboration.
“This is not, like it was in JOURNEY TO ITALY, the slow dissolution of a brilliant couple facing a moment of deep crisis; it’s a slow burning revenge story, combined with the sadistic perspective of LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE. Rossellini’s FEAR is an essay on cruelty, displaying the relentless self-distruction of the JOURNEY TO ITALY’s couple. Rossellini digs through his characters deepest emotions, and awakens their inner monsters. FEAR hurts us, just as much as the eye-cutting razor does in CHIEN ANDALOU.”