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Chinese Roulette

6.9
468
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Original title
Chinesisches Roulette - Roulette chinoise (Chinese Roulette)
Year
Running time
96 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Music
Peer Raben
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Cast
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Producer
Co-production West Germany-France; Albatros Filmproduktion
Genre
Drama | Family Relationships. Psychological Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A wealthy couple, with a daughter Angela, a young teen who walks with crutches, tells each other they are off for the weekend on business (he to Oslo, she to Milan). Actually, both are meeting their lovers, and both go to the family's county home, Traunitz castle. Surprising each other, there's sophisticated laughter; they decide to continue as planned. Dinner, however, is interrupted by the arrival of Angela and her mute attendant, also named Traunitz. The next day, the child initiates a game of "Chinese roulette," in which one team tries to guess which of them the other team is thinking of by asking questions. The game has an edge of cruelty and the results are explosive.
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