The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
 

Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer Rainer Werner Fassbinder (play), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (screenplay)

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 1972

Actors Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

IMDB : 7.8 (5,834 votes)


 

Description Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and invites her to move in. The rest of the film deals with the emotions of this affair and its aftermath. Fassbinder tells his story in a series of 5 or 6 long scenes with extended uses of a single camera shot and deep focus.

Comments

  • Sebastian Wendel 2016-06-18 22:57:39
    Margit Carstensen in der Titelrolle ist so stark ... das war mMn mehr als oskarreif :-) dieser Manierismus, diese falschen Posen, diese Verzweiflung ... grossartig ...
  • Martindelcarpiomusic 2015-02-02 05:58:42
    cool
  • signalenergie 2014-09-06 18:22:03
    What do you like about that movie? Here in Germany, it's almost forgotten. I still like it.
  • Vangelis Petridis 2013-10-28 15:12:46
    thank you

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