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.

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  • The BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT Alternative

Introduction

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.

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