CHINESE ROULETTE (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s camera glides around and around peopled rooms in Traunitz Castle, to where unbeknownst in advance marital partners Gerhard and Ariane Christ each has brought his or her lover. (The castle is their country home.) Everyone, “caught,” laughs brittly; their crippled teenaged daughter, Angela, along with her deaf-mute attendant whose name is Traunitz, […]