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3.8
87 Ratings

Jail Bait

Wildwechsel (Wild Game)

West Germany, 1973
Drama, Romance, TV Movie

Synopsis

Hanni (Eva Mattes) is only 13, but mature at an early age. Her Franz (Harry Baer) is 19 and an unskilled worker. His relationship with the minor does not go undetected.

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Jail Bait Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

German Film Awards

1973 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Gold)

1973 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Gold)

Critics reviews

A disconcerting example of Fassbinder at his near-best and near-worst, . . . Wild Game refers back to the Natalie Wood/James Dean relationship in Rebel without a Cause and other Fifties teen romances in order to wring some very bitter twists on the genre’s mythology — yielding ironies which reflect certain aspects of Pretty Poison while anticipating others in Badlands.
January 01, 1977
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