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Original Title

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 124

Budget: -

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Language: de

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  • 1972-06-24

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  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Content Score: 100

6.8/10 (6 votes)


Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer -- arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She mistreats Marlene (her secretary, maid, and co-designer). Enter Karin, a 23-year-old beauty who wants to be a model. Petra falls in love with Karin and invites her to move in. The rest of the film deals with the emotions of this affair and its aftermath. Fassbinder tells his story in a series of 5 or 6 long scenes with extended uses of a single camera shot and deep focus. Written by


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Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Margit Carstensen

Margit Carstensen
as Petra von Kant

Hanna Schygulla

Hanna Schygulla
as Karin Thimm

Katrin Schaake

Katrin Schaake
as Sidonie von Grasenabb…

Eva Mattes

Eva Mattes
as Gabriele von Kant

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