R | 1h 48min | Drama | 8 September 1982 (France)
A handsome sailor is drawn into a vortex of sibling rivalry, murder, and explosive sexuality.
This is one of the best gay movies ever made. Fassbinder sets the story of Genet against a theatrical environment, which almost has similar looks as ‘West Side Story’ (The fighting-routines were inspired by the choreography of Jerome Robbins). This nostalgic background puts the poetical lyrics more into place, as we see the story of a young sailorboy develop and self-destruct. ‘Querelle’ the sailor is played by Brad Davis and his performance is equally as good as in ‘Midnight express’. And yes, it is him who’s being penetrated on a table by barowner ‘NoNo’.
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writers: Jean Genet (novel), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (screenplay)
Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau
Country: West Germany | France
Release Date: 8 September 1982 (France)
Also Known As: Querelle
Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.80 GiB
Duration : 1 h 48 min
Overall bit rate : 2 383 kb/s