THEATER 1 Thu, Feb 15 8:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1982
Production Country:Germany
Original Language:German
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast:Brad Davis
Franco Nero
Jeanne Moreau
Laurent Malet
Hanno Pöschl


In the final film before his untimely death, QUERELLE finds Fassbinder pushing his embrace of artifice and taboo-shattering depictions of queer desire to new extremes. Against an expressionistic soundstage backdrop of a French seaport, Fassbinder daringly adapts Jean Genet's novel Querelle of Brest into the tragedy of a handsome sailor as he is drawn into a vortex of sibling rivalry, murder, and explosive sexuality. A deliriously stylized tale of hothouse lust and simmering violence, QUERELLE is a lurid cult classic that showcases Fassbinder's primal and audacious point of view.