Call Number: GERFFCHI1
Alternate Title: Chinesisches Roulette
Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Duration: 96 mins
Subtitle Language(s): English
Both members of a wealthy couple whose daughter Angela, a young teen who walks with crutches, tell each other that they are off for the weekend on business (he to Oslo, she to Milan). Actually, both are meeting their lovers at the family’s county home, Traunitz castle. Surprising each other, there is sophisticated laughter followed by the decision 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.