Tag Archives: Hanna Schygulla

Dead Again

A MYSTERY ABOUT TRUE LOVE… AND CERTAIN DEATH. Los Angeles private eye Mike Church (Kenneth Branagh) tries to learn the identity of a woman (Emma Thompson) with amnesia and finds ties to a spectacular 1949 murder… An interesting early noir story from writer Scott Frank, bombastically (perhaps a tad overdone) staged by Branagh in his … Continue reading Dead Again

The Merchant of Four Seasons

After serving in the French Foreign Legion, Hans Epp (Hans Hirschmüller) makes a living as a fruit peddler together with his wife (Irm Hermann)… but the lack of a real future becomes a strain. The director’s first internationally renowned film is also the first of his melodramas to be inspired by Douglas Sirk. This is … Continue reading The Merchant of Four Seasons

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

SEX IS THE ULTIMATE WEAPON. Fashion designer Petra Von Kant (Margit Carstensen) has a relationship with 23-year-old Karin Thimm (Hanna Schygulla), but can’t tolerate that Karin sometimes sleeps with men. I love certain movies where people do nothing but go at each others’ throats, like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Who’s Afraid of … Continue reading The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant