Chinese Roulette (1976)

A bitter young girl brings her emotionally estranged parents together in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gothic psychodrama.
An embittered adolescent (“they hate me because I’m crippled!”) brings her emotionally estranged parents together at their country house for a weekend full of shocking revelations. Psychodrama with a vengeance: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s first international co-production, drenched in gothic atmosphere, is another deadly assault on the institution of marriage. Michael Ballhaus’ camera, ruthless and restless, leads us through a labyrinth of lies.
1976 Federal Republic of Germany, France
Directed by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Produced by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Written by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Anna Karina, Margit Carstensen, Brigitte Mira
Running time
86 minutes