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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

West Germany, 1972
Drama, Gay & Lesbian


Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer—arrogant, caustic, and self-satisfied. She’s in a fairly satisfactory S&M relationship with her assistant Marlene. When she develops an obsession with fashion model Karin, things become far more complicated in this tale of intermingled love and hate.

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival


New York Film Festival


Chicago International Film Festival


Melbourne International Film Festival


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