Chinese Roulette

Chinese Roulette

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cast: Margit Carstensen, Ulli Lommel, Anna Karina

     
 
Angela is the crippled daughter of two separated but still-feuding parents. In this Rainer Werner Fassbinder film, the wealthy parents are both induced to come to their country vacation house with their lovers in tow. For years, they have tried to make Angela feel guilty for having driven them to seek comfort outside their marriage, though ironically there is some

Overview

Angela is the crippled daughter of two separated but still-feuding parents. In this Rainer Werner Fassbinder film, the wealthy parents are both induced to come to their country vacation house with their lovers in tow. For years, they have tried to make Angela feel guilty for having driven them to seek comfort outside their marriage, though ironically there is some indication that their dalliances may have had a hand in the accident that caused her condition. In this unpleasant milieu, they begin playing a truth-telling game called "Chinese Roulette," which leads to even more distasteful revelations and recriminations..

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
UPC:
0720917537320
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Lorber
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:22:00

Special Features

New transfer made from restored print; Subtitle control; Filmography; Weblinks; Beware of a Holy Whore trailer; Information on other Fassbinder films

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Weekend Travel [4:37]
2. Arrivals [4:27]
3. At the Mansion [5:00]
4. Interruption [4:20]
5. Awkward Dinner [3:05]
6. A Reading [4:04]
7. Don't Hit the Child [7:16]
8. Life Is Simple [2:21]
9. Switch Partners [2:18]
10. Morning Walk [4:05]
11. Breakfast [1:57]
12. Jealousy [3:00]
13. Crutch Dance [1:30]
14. Do You Love My Wife? [3:03]
15. Rejected [1:28]
16. Chinese Roulette [7:27]
17. The Game Begins [6:45]
18. Kast's Question [6:06]
19. Final Question [7:05]
20. 'Til Death Do Us Part [2:15]

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