The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection

Janus Films (The Criterion Collection)
Show More

Related videos

Officers (Ofitsery)
One of the most popular and favourite films in Russia, Officers (Ofitsery) follows at length the lives of two friends - Alexei Trofimov and Ivan Varrava. In the 1920s they served together at a frontier outpost, fighting with the basmachs. It was there that the young men first heard, and…
Shoot First, Die Later
Desperately sought after, the tough, exciting, dramatically potent, action packed film Shoot First, Die Later is known as one of the most impressive Italian crime/police movies ever made. Luc Merenda gives the performance of his career as a highly regarded police detective who is taking syndicate money in exchange for…
Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano
The film is based on the works by Russian writer Anton Chekhov. This is a picture of life of the Russian gentry in the late 19th century. Without a grain of sentimentality, the director reveals the moral bankruptcy of his heroes. A village teacher, Platonov, is undergoing an emotional crisis.…
Her Third - Der Dritte
After having two children with two different men, a newly single and liberated Margit discovers herself. Her entertaining amorous pursuit of a colleague is a testament to the evolving independence of East German women in the early 1970s. Starring Jutta Hoffmann, who received the Best Actress award for this role…
How the Myth Was Made
Stoney says he has dumb luck. His grandfather was the doctor on the island in Ireland where the legendary maker of documentary film, Robert Flaherty, shot his film Man of Aran. So Stoney's film, exploring the effects Flaherty's film had on the island and its people, is digging into his…
Phans of Jersey City
A true gem of 1970s American cinema verite filmmaking re-released! The Phans of Jersey City fills a gap in our cinematic history of Vietnam by documenting a South Vietnamese family recently relocated to the United States. Evoking the realist style and domestic drama of An American Family, the filmmakers lived…
Coup de grace
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Latvia, 1919: the end of the Russian Civil War. An aristocratic young woman (brilliantly played by Margarethe von Trotta) becomes involved with a sexually repressed Prussian soldier. When she is rejected by her love, the young woman is sent into a downward spiral of psychosexual depression, promiscuity, and revolutionary collaboration.…
Equinox
Part of the Series: Janus Cult Classics Collection
Before he took you to a galaxy far, far away, before he brought you face-to-face with living, breathing prehistoric beasts, Dennis Muren, the future nine-time Oscar-winning visual-effects artist (Star Wars, Jurassic Park), joined forces with a group of talented young filmmakers to create an homage to the creature features of…
Beethoven - Days in a Life - Tage aus einem Leben
Vienna, 1813-1819: Beethoven (Donatas Banionis) is at the peak of his fame. Orchestras all over the world play his music, but he lives modestly and is dependent upon private patrons. Nagged by his patronizing brothers, spied upon by officials for his republican beliefs and increasingly hard of hearing, the composer…
Goya - Goya oder der arge Weg der Erkenntnis
As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV of Spain, Goya has attained wealth and reputation. He believes in king and church, but he is also a Spaniard who dearly loves his people - a contradiction that presents a deep dilemma. Based on Lion Feuchtwanger's novel, Goya is…
Love in the Afternoon
Though happily married to his adoring wife Helene, with whom he is expecting a second child, the thoroughly bourgeois business executive Frederic cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him by every day. His Chloe and fantasies remain harmless until Chloe (played by the…
The Dove on the Roof - Die Taube auf dem Dach
The engineer Linda falls in love with not with one, but two of the men on her construction team, in a film that raises questions about the importance of work, love and happiness in socialist East Germany of the 1970s. When Iris Gusner, one of very few East German female…