The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

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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.

  1. Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Margit Carstensen

    Margit Carstensen

    Petra von Kant

  2. Hanna Schygulla

    Hanna Schygulla

    Karin Thimm

  3. Katrin Schaake

    Katrin Schaake

    Sidonie von Grasenabb

  4. Eva Mattes

    Eva Mattes

    Gabriele von Kant

  5. GF

    Gisela Fackeldey

    Valerie von Kant

  6. Irm Hermann

    Irm Hermann

    Marlene

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Original Title Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

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  • September 1, 1973
    Premiere

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