Bitteren Trenen der Petra von Kant, Die (Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The) / Горькие слезы Петры Фон Кант
Режиссер: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Страна: West Germany
Год выпуска: 1972
Актеры: Margit Carstensen (as Petra von Kant), Hanna Schygulla (as Karin Thimm), Katrin Schaake (as Sidonie von Grasenabb), Eva Mattes (as Gabriele von Kant), Gisela Fackeldey (as Valerie von Kant), Irm Hermann (as Marlene)
Описание: Фильм Райнера Вернера Фассбиндера. У владелицы магазина модной одежды есть все, кроме одного… Ее возлюбленная не желает быть с ней. Как быть? Лить горькие слезы или выпить стакан апельсинового сока…
Рецензии: *There might be spoilers here, read at your own risk!*
This movie looks and acts like a stage play. The actors pause oddly here and there for effect and act over the top. The colors and outfits are amazing. The camera angles, especially when Petra is waiting for Karin's phone call, are wonderful. She looks like she is lying on a sea of whipped creme!
There is little to no action in this movie. It is completely filmed inside Petra's apartment with no outside shots and very little romantic or character driven scenes to establish relationships. The films relies on its words, the stories characters tell and silent tension between characters, especially the mute Marlene, who is a very mysterious character and possessed by Petra in an almost slave like way.
I liked the film and think the time taken for details and color are amazing, but I wouldn't watch it over and over again. The acting is good and it is well worth a view. It reminded me at times of a colored silent movie and the films of Dietrich and Brooks...yet it had a 70's fashion edge...it is worth it to see Petra's bizarre pink Middle Ages meets Victorian Bo-Peep outfit and the one that is shown on the front cover...come for the outfits, stay for the stories!