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Neither/Nor's rating of the film Querelle

The film stands as an operatic labyrinth of nihilism and discovery, a prophetic externalization of Fassbinder's subjectivity: artist, murderer, lover. Though its breath seems restricted to the air of his work and life, its lungs are vast and loving and revelling at the end of a nightmare. In his own remarks on Querelle: "The ultimate goal of all human endeavor: to live one's own life."