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RW Fassbinder

In a Year with 13 Moons

In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden

Dark elegy for doomed love as a lonely transsexual journeys through modern Frankfurt.

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W Germany 1978
Dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder
With Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John
Digital 4K
English subtitles
Certificate 18

This devastating elegy for doomed love is dedicated to Fassbinder’s lover Armin Meier, who had recently committed suicide. Elvira (Spengler), a lonely transsexual, embarks on a melancholy odyssey through modern Frankfurt, reviewing the various failed relationships of her life. A dark cinematic tapestry interwoven with sinister fairy tales, anecdotes of despair, quotations from Schopenhauer and music of all kinds.


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