Querelle (1982)

Querelle (1982)

Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer Jean Genet (novel), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (screenplay), Burkhard Driest (screenplay)

Genre Drama

Year 1982

Actors Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

IMDB : 6.8 (4,011 votes)


Description French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice with Nono, Lysiane's husband : if you win, you are allowed to make love with Lysiane, if you lose, you have to make love with Nono... Querelle loses on purpose...


  • musicsavage 2016-05-26 00:19:13
    Fassbinder filme le désir sexuel entre hommes de la façon la plus brute et la plus incandescente comme jamais aucun film porno n'a su le faire.
  • Gustavo Caetano 2016-01-23 10:57:25
  • Frédéric Noiret 2015-11-05 00:24:40
    Fabuleux, fabuleux, fabuleux. Toute mon adolescence...
  • firechiefrisley 2015-02-27 19:32:35
    Fassbinder Nails Genet; Beautiful Brad Smolders Whilst Nero Longs to Diddle... From the solitary torment of a Turkish prison to the tormented solitude of confused masculinity, stiff n' stoic Davis positively glimmers with an undeniably compelling, hauntingly resonant screen visage. He appears at times to be a perfect cross-amalgamation betwixt John Savage and Steve Railsback , though obviously eliciting an exceedingly more intense sexual-magnetic appeal of course. Moreau is a quaint n' priceless hoot as the forever pining, forever aging, penultimate fag-hag heroine. This stunningly stylized Rainer Werner wonderment of sexual artifice and lurid colour would Triple-Bill nicely with Beineix's "The Moon in the Gutter" and Coppola's "One From the Heart" as the clandestine Midnight Finale. The burned n' blackened pit that was once his ass...
  • onemisterd 2013-12-27 00:14:07
    brad davis was just too hot as querelle!  the way he looked at you and stood there in his full sailor uniform on the docking pier overlooking the sunset at the end of this movie trailer! man! take me now!!! 
  • ivan alencar 2013-10-04 23:00:52
    A arte encontra encanto até no que pode mesmo desencantar...
  • henok ghebreghergis 2013-08-04 10:09:38
    according to fassbinder´s second cinematographer, xaver schwarzenberger, QUERELLE is "a manifesting exposition of gay life"

Random movies

  • Two Spirits (2009)  

    Two Spirits (2009)

    Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder. Fred Martinez was a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16 by a man who bragged to his friends that he 'bug-smashed a fag'. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the 'nadleeh', or 'two-spirit', who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits. Through telling Fred's story, Nibley reminds us of the values that America's indigenous peoples have long embraced.