Die BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT (1972)

A brilliant all-female cast star in this visual and verbal extravaganza about a lonely fashion designer.
An intensely autobiographical film in which Fassbinder portrays himself through Petra (Carstensen), a successful but lonely fashion designer who falls in love with a beautiful younger woman (Schygulla) very different from herself. A visual and verbal extravaganza and a profound disquisition on loneliness, love, the compulsion to work, and the impossibility of truly honest relationships.
1972 Federal Republic of Germany
Directed by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Produced by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler
Written by
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Featuring
Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake
Running time
124 minutes