The bitter tears of Petra von Kant

The bitter tears of Petra von Kant

DVD - 2015 | German
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One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor.


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Aug 09, 2017

On one level, it is an engrossing character study about changing power dynamics in relationships. On another, it's simply a marvel of fluid, focused filmmaking - where everything in the frame is loaded with meaning.

Apr 30, 2015

which is more compelling - to be the one who loves more or is loved more? in any case, it wasn't love, but obsession.

tibiri Mar 12, 2015

Fabulous movie.
Women that worked with Fassbinder.
See documentary 1992
F's portrait


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