Die Bitteren Tršnen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) (1972)
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This tale of intermingled love and hate is directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and is the 13th of the 33 films he made in his short life. It explores the universal dynamics present in close human relationships, even lesbian ones. Petra Von Kant (Margit Carstensen) is a fashion designer. Some time ago, she divorced the husband she no longer loved. Until recently, she has been in a fairly satisfactory S & M relationship with her assistant. When she develops an obsession with her fashion model,
Oct 5, 1972 Wide
Mar 29, 2005
Wellspring Media Inc.
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Even those who love pain will be frustrated by The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder's most harshly stylized and perhaps most significant film.
A frigid hothouse in four acts and one epilogue, the equal of the best of Losey or Duras
The DVD cover tagline is "sex is the ultimate weapon," but of course, it's only about sex at all insofar as it's about the relationship of sex to everything else.
'A brilliant depiction of the manipulation inherent in every relationship and the lengths to which people will go to stay with the ones they love.'
Not exactly the most comfortable film of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's career.
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