I am a big fan of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, but this is not a good film. It has his signature all over it, the Douglas Sirk influences like shooting into mirrors and the wonderful use of color along with his own bias towards stories of homosexuals and/or crossdressers. However, this story about a man who seems to have had a sex change operation on a whim and is suffering from depression years later as a result would be sad if it were not so boring. We care about the guy, but we don’t have enough events to experience with this man in order for us to stay engaged. A conclusion is reached that is logical and while we feel sorry, but everything up till then has been pretty boring. I just can’t recommend such a boring film that is screaming for attention with it’s plot.

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