Querelle

1982

Querelle

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64%

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Reviews Counted: 11

71%
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Reviews Count: 0
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Rotten: 0

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71%
Average Rating: 3.6/5

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Querelle is a sailor on shore leave in the French port of Brest. Following an argument, in which he stabs and kills his drug-smuggling partner, he seeks shelter in a nearby brothel. There he befriends the predatory madam, Lysiane, who leads him into his first homosexual encounter. From then on Querelle embarks upon a voyage of highly charged and sometimes violent sexual self-discovery that will transform him forever from the man he once was...

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Critic Reviews for Querelle

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Audience Reviews for Querelle

Fassbinder's last work only proves that he wasn't really in tune with Genet's vision to adapt one of his stories, since this is only a convoluted, aimless mess packed with ridiculous, pseudo-poetic dialogue and unable to make you feel any connection with its characters.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

It's as if Andre Gide directed a film written by Tom of Finland and cast by the Village People. Striking visuals. Avant garde, to say the least!

Christian C
Christian C

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½

A director's wicked sexual fantasies writen in Shakesperian terms and photographed in lush Technicolor hues. A shame the characters' only motivations seem to be following their hormonal instincts and find revenge and redemption through screwing.

Matheus Carvalho
Matheus Carvalho

Super Reviewer

½

Not a film for everyone, but a film that I would recomend to anyone who is a fan of film. If that makes sense? There is SO much going on in this film that repeated views are necessary to really appreciate it all. While the subject matter may be uncomfortable for some (no pun intended), the underlying theme's should be pause for thought for anyone who dares to examine them. Which is something that I always look for in a film and am thrilled on the rare ocassion when I find it.

Robert C
Robert C

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