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Querelle

  • Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • West Germany/France, 1982, 106minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau

Querelle is a handsome sailor who shares a complex love-hate relationship with his brother. When he arrives at the town of Brest, he is drawn into a seedy world of drugs, murder, and unbridled desire. Completed by Fassbinder just before his untimely death at age 37, this stylised “response” to Jean Genet’s 1947 novel is a consummation of the director’s favourite themes as well as a bold leap forward in cinematic depictions of queer desire. It’s an intriguing experiment that epitomised Fassbinder’s never-ending desire to innovate and evolve as a filmmaker.

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

    Screening:

    In-theatre Screening

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