Chinese Roulette

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

IndieLisboa 2019 •

Fiction, 1976, 86′

With a slower pace than other Fassbinder films, Chinese Roulette is a closed-space game: a couple spends the weekend in a castle, separately, each with his (her) lover and surprisingly meet face to face. The couple’s daughter, a physically disabled pre-teen, sets in motion a cruel “truth game” all weekend. The four characters of the exchanged couples and four others cohabit the space of the castle in the time of the film, participating in the threatening environment in which the threat of Nazism hovers and the restlessness of an enigma to unveil. (Cinemateca Portuguesa)