In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden (1978)

A lonely transsexual journeys through modern Frankfurt in this dark elegy for doomed love.

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This devastating elegy for doomed love is dedicated to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s lover Armin Meier, who had recently committed suicide.

Elvira (Volker Spengler), a lonely transsexual, embarks on a melancholy odyssey through modern Frankfurt, reviewing the various failed relationships of her life.

This dark cinematic tapestry is interwoven with sinister fairy tales, anecdotes of despair, quotations from Schopenhauer and music of all kinds.

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