The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Par Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • Genre: Drama
  • Date de sortie: 1972-01-01
  • Age: NR
  • Durée: 2h 4min
  • Réalisateur: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Société de production: Tango Film
  • Pays de production: Germany
  • Prix iTunes: USD 14.99
  • iTunes prix récent: USD 3.99
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In the early 1970s, Rainer Werner Fassbinder discovered the American melodramas of Douglas Sirk and was inspired by them to begin working in a new, more intensely emotional register. One of the first and best-loved films of this period in his career is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, 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 (Margit Carstensen) and a beautiful but icy ingenue (Hanna Schygulla)—based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director’s own desperate obsession with a young actor—is a true Fassbinder affair, featuring exquisitely claustrophobic cinematography by Michael Ballhaus and full-throttle performances by an all-female cast.