Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Die bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant)

Rated NR 124 minutes 1972

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, however, things become far more complicated.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

Film Credits

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cast: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey and Irm Hermann

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