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Chinesisches Roulette

Rainer Werner Fassbinder West Germany, 1976

Joe Hackman's rating of the film Chinese Roulette

An amazing film. So acutely and classically composed, so many things shot through glass, so well-blocked. The story teeters on melo-drama but it does a good job of playing out an unusual situation with dramatic consequences. The acting is generally good, although Volker Spengler as Gabriel has some hilariously bad moments. I'm interested in checking out more of Fassbinder's filmography. Any recommendations?