Chinese Roulette (Digital Restoration)
- Rainer Werner FASSBINDER
Nominees and Awards
The story of a long weekend at a secluded Franconian country estate. Those who meet are the couple Ariane and Gerhard Christ, and their respective lovers Irene and Kolbe. The mansion is maintained by housekeeper Kast and her son Gabriel. Arriving unexpectedly are Ariane and Gerhard’s mobility-impaired daughter Angela and her mute governess Traunitz. This is a bizarre group filled with hatred and mistrust, jealousy and sadism. Angela asks all present to play “Chinese Roulette,” a game of truth. Emotions suppressed for years and deep frustrations lead to an explosion. A gunshot rings out.
※ Notes: ★ With filmmakers' attendance/talks ▲ Non-English language films without English subtitles