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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant
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One of Fassbinder's most significant films, adapted from his own play focusing on the theme of loneliness and how power becomes a determining factor in all human relationships.

The film follows Petra Von Kant, an arrogant fashion designer who falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model. The action all takes place in Petra’s bedroom, accentuating the claustrophobia of the anti-heroine’s situation. 

Featuring a superb all-female cast, with a bravura turn from Margit Carstensen as the self-destructive monster Petra, this is a quintessential Fassbinder portrait of doomed love.

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Director(s): Rainer Werner Fassbinder   Country of Origin: Germany Language(s):In German (subtitles in English) 
Year: 1972   Running Time: 1hr 58 mins  
BBFC Advice: 12A Parental supervision required for children under 12.  

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