Rainer Werner Fassbinder directs Brad Davis, Franco Nero and Jeanne Moreau in this arty farty adaptation of Jean Genet’s novel where everybody in a big gay port wants to fuck a butch sailor… but he prefers stabbing folk.
A hyper queer fever dream, the theatrical lighting and set design are thrustingly OTT. Shame the plot is so aimless. You’ll be shocked how unengaging all this murder and cottaging is. The deadpan performance style is particularly alienating.
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