The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s unforgettable melodrama is an unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer (Margit Carstensen) and a beautiful but icy ingenue (Hanna Schygulla). Based on the filmmaker’s own desperate obsession with a young actor, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant features exquisitely claustrophobic cinematography and full-throttle performances by an all-female cast.
West Germany, 1972, 35mm, in German with English subtitles
|Country, Year||Germany, 1972|
|Director||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|Writer||Rainer Werner Fassbinder|
|Cast||Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Irm Hermann, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey|
|Runtime||124 MINS, SECS|