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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
written by LStokes January 30, 2006 - 4:00 PM PST
0 out of 2 members found this review helpful
Perhaps a great movie, perhaps not... However, the commentary was among the worst I have ever listened to. I could have done better myself, and I have only seen like 2 or 3 Fassbinder's.

My first Fassbinder
written by Misshaped December 31, 2004 - 7:35 PM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
What a great way to start an obsession with Fassbinder. This film is gorgeous to look at, but painful if you allow yourself to become involved in the lives of the characters. It's amazing to think that he made 33 films in his short time as a filmmaker. Watch the extras for more info about'll learn a lot.

The characters exist in a claustrophobic space together in Petra's apartment and the viewer is held captive in the middle of these intense love/hate relationships. There are no outside shots and many of the scenes are extremely long single shots, so it's easy to fall victim to Petra's obsessive needs and desires in her home.

You may love Petra and feel her pain, or perhaps you'll feel the need to slap her around, but in the end you will be glad Fassbinder took the time to explore these interesting characters.


(Average 6.92)
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