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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder


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.

Length 124 minutes


Irm Hermann | Gisela Fackeldey | Eva Mattes | Katrin Schaake | Hanna Schygulla | Margit Carstensen