Synopsis: French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice with Nono, Lysiane's husband : if you win, you are allowed to make love with Lysiane, if you lose, you have to make love with Nono... Querelle loses on purpose...
Genre: Drama
Production: Gaumont
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

- What about her husband?

- He's got interests of his own.

Why did you come here?

Got a little business to take care of.

I'm looking for a customer.

- Opium?

- Yeah, that's right.

No sweat.

Nono's the contact you want.

I'll introduce you.

What about the cop with him?

He's part of the furniture.

He ain't a cop in here.

Just the opposite.

He's our safety guarantee.

This is Querelle, my brother.

He has a deal for you.

He's all right.


Good evening.

What's the deal?


Five k's.

Ten thousand dollars.

You got it.


Of course.

Querelle was frozen by Mario's gaze.

More than indifferent...

Mario's gaze and stance

were glacial.

At the same time, Querelle was struck

by the owner's extraordinary strength...

and the cop's beauty.

Never before had he

experienced true rivalry...

with which he had faced

in these two.

There's nothing fishy

about this, is there?

You don't have anything

to worry about with me.

You bring the merchandise

and you get the bread. Okay, buster?

And don't let Mario worry you.

Mario's part of the furniture.

Querelle had no doubt that the realm

over which this fellow ruled...

was a terrestrial one.

But was it possible the police

could be so handsome, so rich?

Let's have a drink!

When will you be here?

I got to figure how I'm gonna get

the stuff out, but I'll manage that.

I don't want to

get involved in no shit.

Don't wanna burn my fingers.

You want to dance with me?

Sure, why not?

My name's Lysiane.

I own the place.

You don't say.

I'm Robert's brother.

I know.

A penny for your thoughts, Querelle.

I acknowledge the existence

of authority in Mario.

I note his objective gestures.

Objectivity is the companion

of total power.

It holds sway over

unchallengeable moral authority.

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (German: [ˈʁaɪ̯nɐ ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈfasˌbɪndɐ]; 31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982) was a West German filmmaker, actor, playwright and theatre director, who was a catalyst of the New German Cinema movement. Although Fassbinder's career lasted less than fifteen years, he was extremely productive. By the time of his death, Fassbinder had completed over forty films, two television series, three short films, four video productions, and twenty-four plays, often acting as well as directing. Fassbinder was also a composer, cameraman, and film editor. Fassbinder died on 10 June 1982 at the age of 37 from a lethal cocktail of cocaine and barbiturates. more…

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