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Querelle

Querelle ★★½ 1983 (R)

Querelle, a handsome sailor, finds himself involved in a bewildering environment of murder, drug smuggling, and homosexuality in the port of Brest. Highly stylized and erotic sets, along with a dark look, give the film an interesting feel. Nice performances by Davis, Nero, and Moreau. Fassbinder's controversial last film, based on the story by Jean Genet. Strange, difficult narrative (such as it is), alternately boring and engrossing. 106m/C VHS, DVD . GE Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau, Franco Nero, Laurent Malet; D: Rainer Werner Fassbinder; W: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Burkhard Driest; C: Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra; M: Peer Raben.

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