Martin Kušej directs Rainer Werner Fassbinder's classic play on money, love and power

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Martin Kušej, Residenztheater

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What does it mean to have power over another person’s feelings? This is the central question in Martin Kušej’s award winning staging of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s classic. In the sterile white surroundings of a luxu-rious apartment an emotional and vicious cat fight ensues. The play centres on the love affair between successful fashion designer Petra von Kant and the young Karin Thimm, who craftily abuses Petra’s passionate love for her. From the sidelines Petra’s mother and daughter try to influence the relationship, while in the background, Petra’s trusty, taciturn maid Marlene is the only person drawing her conclusions.
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