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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1972]

Release Date:01/13/2015

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    Special Features

    • New interviews with Ballhaus and actors Margit Carstensen, Eva Mattes, Katrin Schaake, and Hanna Schygulla
    • New Interview with film scholar Jane Shattuc
    • Role Play: women on Fassbinder, a 1992 german television documentary by Thomas Honickel featuring interviews with Carstensen, Schygulla, and actors Irm Hermann and Rosel Zech


    The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
    This tale of intermingled love and hate is directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and is the 13th of the 33 films he made in his short life. It explores the universal dynamics present in close human relationships, even lesbian ones. Petra Von Kant (Margit Carstensen) is a fashion designer. Some time ago, she divorced the husband she no longer loved. Until recently, she has been in a fairly satisfactory S & M relationship with her assistant. When she develops an obsession with her fashion model, however, things become far more complicated. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Margit Carstensen
      Margit Carstensen - Petra von Kant
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      Gisela Fackelday - Valerie von Kant
    • Irm Hermann
      Irm Hermann - Marlene
    • Eva Mattes
      Eva Mattes - Gabriele von Kant
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      Katrin Schaake - Sidonie von Grasenabb

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