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Die bitteren tränen der Petra von Kant - R.W. Fassbinder

This picture was taken in Amsterdam, 2003.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a German film director, writer and actor.
Die bitteren tränen der Petra von Kant (The bitter tears of Petra von Kant, English translation) is a theater play first performed in 1971, and first published in 1984.

Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant is also a 1972 German film directed by Fassbinder, and based upon his play.

"I hope to build a house with my films. Some of them are the cellar, some are the walls, and some are the windows. But I hope in time there will be a house."

"I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be."

"And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable - they should be taken absolutely seriously."

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