QUERELLE (1982)

Adaptation of one of Fassbinder’s favourite novels by Jean Genet, about an opium-dealing sailor.

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  • QUERELLE - EIN PAKT MIT DEM TEUFEL Alternative

Introduction

'The ultimate goal of human endeavour: to live one’s own life.' Fassbinder’s words on the subject of his last film are movingly apt. It’s an adaptation of one of his all-time favourites, Jean Genet’s homoerotic novel about a beautiful, opium-dealing sailor on shore leave in the port of Brest. A dream-like tale of sex, murder and the quest for self-realisation.

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