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Querelle 18 rating

Jeanne Moreau plays a jaded brothel madam caught up in the violent sexual awakening of Brad Davis' naïve young sailor in Fassbinder's fever dream of subversive eroticism.

Drama 1982 109 mins

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Overview

Based on a story by Jean Genet, the final film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder is many things: a surreal fever dream of subversive eroticism; a tribute to the beauty of its late star, Brad Davis; and an iconic piece of design which inspired Jean-Paul Gaultier's 80s collections. Moreau plays a brothel madam caught up in the violent sexual awakening of Davis' naive young sailor.