|GayFrenchSailorBrothelBisexualBrotherCompetitionSexualRepressionBetrayalMale NudityGay SexAnal Sex|
French gay sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice with Nono, Lysiane's husband : if you win, you are allowed to make love with Lysiane, if you lose, you have to make love with Nono!
... Querelle loses on purpose ...
Language: English, French
Subtitles: English, French (separate)
Duration: 108 mins
IMDb: 6.8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084565/
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writers: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Genet
Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, GÃ¼nther Kaufmann
Razzie Awards 1984
Razzie Award Original Song
Peer Raben (music)
Oscar Wilde (lyrics)
For the song "Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves".
Peer Raben (music)
Jeanne Moreau (lyrics)
For the song "Young and Joyful Bandit".
Venice Film Festival 1982
Golden Lion Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Marcel CarnÃ© (President of the Jury) withdrew after releasing the following statement, "I would love to make a personal statement. While being President of the Jury, I would love to express my disappointment in not having been able to convince my colleagues to place R.W. Fassbinder's "Querelle" among the winners. As a matter of fact, I've found myself alone in defending the Movie. Nevertheless, I keep on thinking that, although controversial, R.W. Fassbinder final movie, want it or not, love it or hate it, will one day find its place in the history of cinema."
A surreal world of passion and sexuality!
Gay, French, Sailor, Brothel, Bisexual, Brother, Competition, Sexual, Repression, Betrayal, Male Nudity, Gay Sex, Anal Sex.
Querelle is a 1982 West German-French English-language drama film directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and starring Brad Davis, adapted from French author Jean Genet's 1947 novel Querelle de Brest. It marked Fassbinder's final film as a writer/director; it was posthumously released just months after the director died of a drug overdose in June 1982.
Querelle sold more than 100,000 tickets in the first three weeks after its release in Paris, the first time that a film with a strong homosexual theme had achieved such success. However, the film received mixed reviews; critics who praised it called it a "noble experiment", while detractors called it incoherent and disjointed. Penny Ashbrook calls Querelle Fassbinder's "perfect epitaph: an intensely personal statement that is the most uncompromising portrayal of male homosexual sensibility to come from a major filmmaker." Edmund White considers Querelle the only film based on Genet's book that works, calling it "visually as artificial and menacing as Genet's prose." Genet himself, in discussion with Schidor, said that he had not seen the film, commenting, "You can't smoke at the movies."
It will take you into a surreal world of passion and sexuality, further than most would dare to go.
^^^screenshots from the 720p BluRay.