Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover

Uniform Title Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (Motion picture)
Title Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant [videorecording] : ein Krankheitsfall gewidmet dem, der hier Marlene wurde / Janus Films ; Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation presents ; Buch und Regie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder ; Tango Film Produktion Nummer Zwei.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BIT    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion collection ; 740
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 740.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1972.
Special features: Disc 2: Outsiders (documentary features actors Margit Carstensen, Eva Mattes, Katrin Schaake, and Hanna Schygulla discussing the production of the film and their experiences working with director Rainer Werner Fassbinder); Michael Ballhaus (new interview with cinematographer Michael Ballhaus); Jan Shattuc (new interview with Jane Shattuc, professor of visual and media arts at Emerson College and author of Television, Tabloids, and Tears: Fassbinder and Popular Culture); Role play: women on Fassbinder (1992 German television documentary by Thomas Honickel featuring interviews with actors Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla, and Rosel Zech); New English subtitle translation. Insert features an essay by critic Peter Matthews.
Contents disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. bonus features.
Credits Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editor, Thea Eymèsz ; music, The Platters, The Walker Brothers, Giuseppe Verdi ; production designer, Kurt Raab.
Cast Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann.
Summary One of the earliest and best-loved films of this period in his career, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer and a beautiful but icy ingenue, based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language In German with optional subtitles in English.
Subject Fashion designers -- Drama.
Actors -- Drama.
Lesbians -- Drama.
Lesbian couples -- Drama.
Dominance (Psychology) -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Drama.
Germany (West) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982, film director, screenwriter.
Carstensen, Margit, 1940- actor.
Schygulla, Hanna, 1943- actor.
Schaake, Katrin, actor.
Mattes, Eva, 1955- actor.
Fackeldey, Gisela, actor.
Hermann, Irm, actor.
Ballhaus, Michael, 1935- director of photography.
Eymèsz, Thea, film editor.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer (expression)
Raab, Kurt, 1941-1988, production designer.
Shattuc, Jane, interviewee (expression)
Honickel, Thomas, filmmaker.
Zech, Rosel, 1942-2011, interviewee (expression)
Matthews, Peter, writer of supplementary textual content.
Platters (Musical group), composer (expression)
Walker Brothers, composer (expression)
Janus Films, production company.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation, presenter.
Tango Film Produktion, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Note Container title: Bitter tears of Petra von Kant [videorecording]
ISBN 9781604659405
Standard No. 715515135610
Music No. CC2432D The Criterion Collection (set)
CC2432D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2432D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

Available items only