Chinese Roulette 1976
86 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Psychodrama with a vengeance: Anna Karina stars in Fassbinder’s first international co-production; another deadly assault on the institution of marriage, drenched in gothic atmosphere. An embittered adolescent (‘they hate me because I’m crippled!’) brings her emotionally estranged parents together for a country-house weekend full of shocking revelations.
Michael Ballhaus’s camera, ruthless and restless, leads us through a labyrinth of lies.