The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
DIR Rainer Werner Fassbinder
SCR Reiner Werner Fassbinder
To call Bitter Tears anything less than brilliant, would be cinematic blasphemy. Fassbinder used women as a proxy to express his inner conflicts regarding: instrumentality, autonomy, agency, violability, fungibility, ownership and subjectivity.
Objectification, however, remains the same from any perspective.