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* TheVoiceless: Marlene. [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment.]]

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* TheVoiceless: Marlene. [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment.scene.]]


* YoungerThanTheyLook: The age difference between Carstensen and Schygulla is less than 4 years. However here Schygulla plays a young bright thing. Though she was above 30 when she acted in this film.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: The age difference between Carstensen and Schygulla is less than 4 years. However here Schygulla plays a young bright thing. Though she was above 30 when she acted in this film.film.
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Petra von Kant (Carstensen) is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene (Hermann), a servant who is completely mute and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets the much younger Karin (Schygulla) and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karin reach a reconciliation of sorts, but Karin still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.

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Petra von Kant (Carstensen) is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes employs Marlene (Hermann), a servant who is completely mute and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets the much younger Karin (Schygulla) and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his her mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karin reach a reconciliation of sorts, but Karin still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.



* ChromosomeCasting: Only females act in this film.

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* ChromosomeCasting: Only females act in this film. Males are mentioned but never appear onscreen.



** Petra might qualify too, as she used to be married to a man.

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** Petra might qualify too, as she used has gone through two marriages to be married to men (first as a man.widow, then more recently as a divorcee).



* LadyLand: Males are mentioned but never appear onscreen.

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* ChromosomeCasting: Only females act in this film.


* ThisIsUnforgivable: Karin to Petra after Petra spits her in the face. [[spoiler: Karen then immediately asks Petra for money.]]

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Karin to Petra after Petra [[SpitefulSpit spits in her in the face.face]]. [[spoiler: Karen then immediately asks Petra for money.]]


* TheVoiceless: Marlene. [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment.]]

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* TheVoiceless: Marlene. [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment.]]]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook: The age difference between Carstensen and Schygulla is less than 4 years. However here Schygulla plays a young bright thing. Though she was above 30 when she acted in this film.


Petra von Kant (Carstensen) is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene (Hermann), a servant who is completely speechless and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets the much younger Karin (Schygulla) and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karin reach a reconciliation of sorts, but Karin still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.

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Petra von Kant (Carstensen) is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene (Hermann), a servant who is completely speechless mute and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets the much younger Karin (Schygulla) and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karin reach a reconciliation of sorts, but Karin still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.


* AntiHero Petra von Kant is the one.
* AuthorAvatar: Petra von Kant who stood for Fassbinder himself both in the play and in the film.

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* AntiHero Petra von Kant is the one.
AntiHero: Petra
* AuthorAvatar: Petra von Kant Kant, who stood for Fassbinder himself both in the play and in the film.



** Karen who is married to a man.
** Petra might qualify too as she used to be married to a man.
** What counts is that both are depraved and with gusto. It is a Fassbinder movie after all.
* GreenEyedMonster: Petra von Kant is prone to jealosy. In the scene of her suffering she also wears a green dress.
* LadyLand: Males are mentioned but never appear onscreen
* MoodWhiplash: Actually Petra has quite a few of them

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** Karen Karen, who is married to a man.
** Petra might qualify too too, as she used to be married to a man.
** What counts is that both are depraved and with gusto. It is a Fassbinder movie movie, after all.
* GreenEyedMonster: Petra von Kant is prone to jealosy. In the scene of her suffering she also wears a green dress.
* LadyLand: Males are mentioned but never appear onscreen
onscreen.
* MoodWhiplash: Actually Actually, Petra has quite a few of themthem.



* ThisIsUnforgivable: Karin to Petra after Petra spits her in the face. [[spoiler: Karen then immediately asks Petra for money]]
* TheVoiceless: Marlene [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment]]

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* ThisIsUnforgivable: Karin to Petra after Petra spits her in the face. [[spoiler: Karen then immediately asks Petra for money]]
money.]]
* TheVoiceless: Marlene Marlene. [[spoiler: She rebels in the last scene but never receives the SuddenlyVoiced moment]]moment.]]


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''The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant'' (German: ''Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant'') is a 1972 film directed by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, starring Margit Karstensen and Hanna Schygulla.

It is based on the play of the same name written by Fassbinder. Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene, a servant who is completely speechless and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets a much younger Karen and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karen reach a reconciliation of sorts but Karen still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.


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''The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant'' (German: ''Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant'') is a 1972 film directed by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, starring Margit Karstensen Carstensen, Irm Hermann, and Hanna Schygulla.

Schygulla. It is based on the play of the same name written by Fassbinder. Fassbinder.

Petra von Kant (Carstensen) is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene, Marlene (Hermann), a servant who is completely speechless and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets a the much younger Karen Karin (Schygulla) and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karen Karin reach a reconciliation of sorts sorts, but Karen Karin still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.



The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a 1972 film directed by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder. Its original names is Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant. Margit Karstensen and Hanna Schygulla star in the film.

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The ''The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant is a 1972 film directed by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder. Its original names is Die Kant'' (German: ''Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant. Kant'') is a 1972 film directed by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, starring Margit Karstensen and Hanna Schygulla star in the film.
Schygulla.


It is based on the play of the same name written by Fassbinder. Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene, a servant who is completele speechless and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets amuch younger Karen and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter who she maintains. In the end Petra and Karen reach a reconciliation of sort but Karen still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.


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It is based on the play of the same name written by Fassbinder. Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who in the past was abused by her husband. She has a daughter who is educated in the boarding school. Petra also employes Marlene, a servant who is completele completely speechless and constantly mistreated by Petra. Petra meets amuch a much younger Karen and they start a relationship. After some time it turns out that Karen doesn't love her. Petra has a nervous breakdown insulting his mother, sister and daughter who whom she maintains. In the end Petra and Karen reach a reconciliation of sort sorts but Karen still leaves. Petra behaves kindly to Marlene for the first time and the servant at once starts to pack her bags.



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* DepravedBisexual:
** Karen who is married to a man.
** Petra might qualify too as she used to be married to a man.
** What counts is that both are depraved and with gusto. It is a Fassbinder movie after all.

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