This I noticed seeing Petra von Kant large and in charge in a theater.
Spit flying from Margit Carstensen’s mouth when she rages.
That baby doll looks like Hanna Schygulla.
Lurking Siamese cats.
Still amazed Michael Ballhaus keeps this chamber drama visually arresting using only one room. What an eye. Such inventive deep focus framing!
Shout out to the Fassbro who muttered a shocked “oh shit” after one of the savage put downs. What a treat to feel the crowd tense up as the movie overflowed with bile! A true communal X-PERIENCE.
Also, I heard Fassbinder referred to as the “dominant daddy” of a German experimental anti-theater group, and I’ll never forget it.