Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (German: Angst essen Seele auf, lit. 'Fear Eat Soul Up') is a 1974 West German film written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, starring Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem. The film won the International Federation of Film Critics award for best in-competition movie and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival. It is considered to be one of Fassbinder's most powerful works and is hailed by many as a masterpiece.
The film revolves around the romance that develops between Emmi, an elderly German woman and Ali, a Moroccan migrant worker in post-World War II Germany.