Chinesisches Roulette (1976)

A bitter young girl brings her emotionally estranged parents together in Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gothic psychodrama.

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  • Roulette chinoise Alternative French
  • Chinese Roulette Alternative


An embittered adolescent (“they hate me because I’m crippled!”) brings her emotionally estranged parents together at their country house for a weekend full of shocking revelations.

Psychodrama with a vengeance: Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s first international co-production, drenched in gothic atmosphere, is another deadly assault on the institution of marriage. Michael Ballhaus’ camera, ruthless and restless, leads us through a labyrinth of lies.

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