The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, feature film, 1972

DIRECTED BY: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Margit Carstensen,
Hanna Schygulla,
Katrin Schaake

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Michael Ballhaus

Petra von Kant, successful fashion creator, falls in love with Karin and promises her a career of a model. Soon Petra becomes jealous and possessive, but Karin easily gets out of her influence whenever she wants. It seems that Karin will return to her husband who suddenly returned from Australia. Petra’s secretary Marlene opposes Petra’s relationship with Karin and leaves Petra – maybe to be a slave to someone else, as Fassbinder himself says.

color, 124 min