The bitter tears of Petra von Kant

Criterion Collection (Firm)

Blu-ray - 2015

One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor.

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[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection c2015.
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Other Authors
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1945-1982 (film director), Irm Hermann (actor)
Blu-ray special edition ; Blu-ray edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Based on the play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Special features: New interviews with Ballhaus and actors Margit Carstensen, Eva, Mattes, Katrin Schaake, and Hanna Schygulla; New interview with film scholar Jane Schattuc about director Rainer Werner Fassbinder and the film; Role play: women on Fassbinder, a 1992 German television documentary by Thomas Honickel featuring interviews with Carstensen, Schygulla, and actors Irm Hermann and Rosel Zeck; New English subtitle translation; Plus: an essay by critic Peter Matthews.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, fullscreen (1.37:1); monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Production Credits
Cinematography, Michael Balhaus ; editor, Thea Eymèsz ; music, The Platters, The Walker Brothers, Guiseppe Verdi.
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