The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant

The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant

Synopsis

Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer. Arrogant, bitter and twisted after her divorce, she lives with her assistant Marlene, who silently suffers Petra’s domination. When Karin enters her life she instantly falls in love with her and invites her to move in, promising to make her a famous model. But when Karin leaves her, Petra becomes irrationally jealous and hysterical. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant explores the tangled connections between desire, power, and self-identity, through astonishing performances and ravishing visual design. This is the third of a diverse and pivotal trio of masterpieces that saw the culmination of Fassbinder's abstract early style.