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In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden) (1978)

In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden) (1978)

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This bizarre Fassbinder drama centers around Elvira Weishaupt's lonely quest for love. Elvira is a man who became a woman to please his/her man. Just prior to that, Elvira had been jilted by her previous live-in partner, a man. However, she has the operation to win the heart of another.

Cast

Volker Spengler
as Elvira Weishaupt
Ingrid Caven
as Red Zora
Gottfried John
as Anton Saitz
Elisabeth Trissenaar
as Irene Weishaupt
Eva Mattes
as Marie-Ann Weishaupt
Isolde Barth
as Sybille
Lilo Pempeit
as Schwester Gudrun
Peter Kollek
as Saeufer
Walter Bockmayer
as Seelenfrieda
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Critic Reviews for In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

In Fassbinder's portrait of the gleamingly rebuilt Frankfurt as an emotionally devastated wasteland, Fascism-the need of some to dominate and of others to endure-comes off as a woeful constant of the heart.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Quintessential Fassbinder.

May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

The subject invites easy compassion and pity, but Fassbinder's icy camera style keeps us at arm's length, calling up a much more complex response.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The story is as bizarre as Fassbinder himself seems to have been, cluing us into the darker side of his private life.

September 18, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

It's a passionate and messy film portraying loneliness, societal cruelties and victimization as powerful as its ever been presented on the screen.

May 14, 2006 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Far-fetched and ultimately small, Fassbinder ties to put a metaphysical and cosmological wrapper arond all of this, leading to a very muddy experience.

April 30, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/5
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Audience Reviews for In a Year with 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)

Fassbinder uses a personal loss as starting point for another depressing story about exploitation that doesn't dare offer any easy answers, even though the result this time feels also arbitrary, with his usual cold, detached approach leaving little room for empathy.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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