Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Fiction : 108' / Gay, Sexuality, Classic, Bodies, Cruising

Although the handsome sailor Querelle is strong, he is also an outcast. The crimes he commits free him, and this freedom gives him power. When he arrives in Brest, the sailors on a naval destroyer submit themselves to Querelle’s gradual transformation and give in to his will. In an atmosphere full of sensuality, the port becomes the scene of a morbid and fascinating game in which relationships of love and hatred are woven, of which Querelle is both the instigator and the toy.

Photo: Collection Gaumont


September 17 | 21h00 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala Manoel de Oliveira
Opening Night

/ Details

Year: 1982

Country: FRG, France

Language: English

Subtitles: Portuguese

With: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Hanno Pöschl, Günther Kaufmann

/ Direction

Rainer Werner Fassbinder


A cinema addict from an early age, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945–1982) joined the Munich Action-Theater in 1967. An outstanding career in the theatre was a mere backdrop for a seemingly unstoppable outpouring of films, TV film, adaptations, and even a TV variety show. Fassbinder will become an international star, conquering prizes at major film festivals, as well as retrospectives in Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. His flamboyant and at the same time seedy lifestyle, his openly well-advertised homosexuality, and the scandals and provocative remarks in interviews, made him an 'enfant terrible', the true engine of the New German Cinema.



1982 - Querelle (Feature Film)
1982 - Veronika Voss (Feature Film)
1981 - Lola (Feature Film)
1979 - The Marriage of Maria Braun (Feature Film)
1978 - In a Year with 13 Moons (Feature Film)
1975 - Fox and His Friends (Feature Film)
1974 - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Feature Film)
1973 - World on a Wire (Feature Film)
1972 - The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Feature Film)
1972 - The Merchant of Four Seasons (Feature Film)

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