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Querelle - The Criterion Collection

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Genres: Fantasy, Romance
Starring: Brad Davis, Jeanne Moreau and Franco Nero
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Plot Sypnosis:

Conjured from the unholy meeting of two iconoclastic queer artists, Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s final film audaciously raises Jean Genet’s controversial novel to the level of myth. In an expressionistic soundstage vision of a French seaport town—bathed in fiery reds and complete with phallic spires—a strapping sailor and unrepentant criminal (Brad Davis) comes ashore to arouse passion, rivalry, and violence among the libidinal denizens drawn into his orbit. Enacted with dreamlike stylization by a cast of international stars, including Jeanne Moreau and Franco Nero, Querelle finds Fassbinder pushing his taboo-shattering depiction of gay desire to delirious extremes.


Restored high-definition digital master, approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack

New interview with critic Michael Koresky on director Rainer Werner Fassbinder's aesthetics and visual storytelling

Rainer Werner Fassbinder—Last Works, a 1982 documentary by Wolf Gremm


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

PLUS: An essay by critic Nathan Lee

New cover by Astra Zero

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1982
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 108
Specs: BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION - Restored high-definition digital master, approved by director of photography Xaver Schwarzenberger
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1
Audio Formats: Uncompressed monaural soundtrack
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH