Chinese Roulette

Chinesisches Roulette, feature film, 1976

DIRECTED BY: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Chinese Roulette

Alexander Allerson,
Margit Carstensen,
Roland Henschke

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Angela is an intelligent daughter of divorced parents who forgot about each other. She uses crutches, but that doesn’t keep her from coming up with a plan of how to join her parents together. She invites them, with their lovers, to a family mansion in the countryside. Her parents believe that the other is on a business trip, and they are surprised to find out that the other came but still decide to stay. The next evening, Angela imposes on them a game of truth – Chinese roulette…

color, 86 min