Originally written and produced as a stage play, in transferring The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant to the big screen Rainer Werner Fassbinder created another masterpiece to rank alongside a string of cinematic classics.

Petra von Kant, with two marriages behind her and an absent daughter, is a successful fashion designer. She lives with her secretary, the repressed and subservient Marlene, who will form the second point in a tragic ménage à trois when Petra meets and falls hopelessly in love with a confident young model named Karin.

Harking back to the women’s pictures of Hollywood’s yesteryear, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a magnificent showcase for Fassbinder’s female stars. Margit Carstensen (as Petra), Irm Hermann (as Marlene) and Hanna Schygulla (as Karin) deliver outstanding performances, three of the finest the cinema has ever seen.

Special Edition Content:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Commentary by filmmaker and lecturer Diane Charleson
  • Life Stories: A Conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a 50-minute interview with the director conducted for German television in 1978
  • Role-Play: Women on Fassbinder, a 1992 documentary containing interviews with four of the director’s leading ladies, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla and Rosel Zech
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
124 mins approx.
Director:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dubbing Languages:

German

Certificate:
12

15
Actor:
Margit Carstensen

Irm Hermann

Hanna Schygulla
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B

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Originally written and produced as a stage play, in transferring The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant to the big screen Rainer Werner Fassbinder created another masterpiece to rank alongside a string of cinematic classics.

Petra von Kant, with two marriages behind her and an absent daughter, is a successful fashion designer. She lives with her secretary, the repressed and subservient Marlene, who will form the second point in a tragic ménage à trois when Petra meets and falls hopelessly in love with a confident young model named Karin.

Harking back to the women’s pictures of Hollywood’s yesteryear, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a magnificent showcase for Fassbinder’s female stars. Margit Carstensen (as Petra), Irm Hermann (as Marlene) and Hanna Schygulla (as Karin) deliver outstanding performances, three of the finest the cinema has ever seen.

Special Edition Content:

  • Brand new 4K restoration from original camera negatives
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles
  • Commentary by filmmaker and lecturer Diane Charleson
  • Life Stories: A Conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a 50-minute interview with the director conducted for German television in 1978
  • Role-Play: Women on Fassbinder, a 1992 documentary containing interviews with four of the director’s leading ladies, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla and Rosel Zech
studio:
Arrow Academy
Run Time:
124 mins approx.
Director:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Dubbing Languages:

German

Certificate:
12

15
Actor:
Margit Carstensen

Irm Hermann

Hanna Schygulla
Subtitle Languages:
English
Theatrical Release Year:
1972
Main Language:
German
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
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