25 min

Wild Game AKA Jail Bait

A Film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

After the play 'Wildwechsel'

by Franz Xaver Kroetz

-It's tenderness

-Early in the morning

It's saturday,

and the kid's still asleep

Ten years ago I had no wrinkles at all;

not even five years ago

I can't see them

-But when you look close?

-You look as you always did

Skinny women do have more wrinkles

That is a fact

Chubby women like me stay

younger longer

You are right

To slim down a bit wouldn't hurt

-Did you submit the lottery tickets?

-Yes, on thursday

One doesn't win anyway

All peeping at the telly...

and nothing tip top...

-Hannie, get up!

-I am up already

I am going back to bed for a moment

... are you coming?

She must be packed off to school,

and we must go shopping in town

One doesn't go before nine, though

-Are you coming yes or no?

-Whenever you want

Hurry up. You'd better wash first;

Your cocoa is too hot now

Dad must bring me

Let him sleep! He can only sleep in on

saturdays. We also must go into town

He can drop me at school

We're not going yet

But, I'll ask him, anyway

He is reading the newspaper

Take me dad, or I'll be late

-Don't you say good morning anymore?

-Good morning!

Will you take me to school?

-We must go into town

-Get up now and you can bring me

If you really want it

Hurry up!

Then we won't be late

He is taking me though

Come have breakfast


I don't want anything to eat

I've done a roll

Because I am getting too fat

You don't understand it anyway

-Are you taking her?

-I am up anyway

She twists her father round her finger

If one is eating in a hurry,

that's no good either

Besides, she would be late for

the third time if I don't take her

-That's right, no?

-When you insist on it

-Can you make me a coffee?

-I must see to her first

They want to pay us every two

weeks now

They do with us what they like

I'll have to make the money last

Long-distance transport is better

-You bring it back on again

-It would make a change

-You can't switch over at forty-five

-Others worse than me do it

You won't be home anymore,

not for one single evening

You don't want me to do

long-distance transport?

Absolutely not!

It would make a change

They earn over a thousand

For just one hundred Mark extra...

and goodbye to family life

Always on about long-distance;

you stay where you are

We won't let you do it,

so that's that

I only mentioned it

We are allright as it is

Are you ready? Let us leave now...

It's almost quarter to

-I am ready

-You got everything?

Leave some lunch for her

She can do it herself at her age;

there's plenty in the fridge

Hurry up

-It's allright

Take care


He wouldn't have done it for me


Now you can't escape

Ever had a French kiss?

-You know how it's done?

-I'm not stupid

Come on, then

I don't want anyone to see it

He's only a foreign worker

How old are you?


I look older, but I'm fourteen

You look older

I'm fourteen

How old are you?


I am nineteen

You're five years older than me then

Where are you off to?

We must go where no one sees us

I know a nice place

Is it far?

-Ten minutes

-That's not far

-Sure you're not a virgin still?

-What's it to you?

-What's your name?

-Franz Bermeier

I'm Hanni Schneider

Do they call you Franzl?

-You like Franzl?

-I prefer Franz

Call me Franz then

Whatever you like

Have you had a boy before?

Tell me

They've asked often enough

I don't; I'm different

Somebody must be the first

-It's great

-It did hurt

Then you shouldn't have come with me

You get dressed again?

No one is coming

Why not?

What else can we do?

-Ever smoked?


Let's have a cigarette before we go

I want to jump down, too

No one's stopping you

I daren't

Stay there, then

You're no virgin anymore now

I had no idea this morning

Are you sorry?

It had to happen, and now it happened

It doesn't matter

-Do you like me?

-I wouldn't have done it, otherwise

I don't know... I think I like you

That's her

-What do you like to drink?

-A coke

Aren't you working today?

The freezer's out of order,

so we can't slaughter the chickens

It's my first break since I got here

We have two weeks off

I wish they'd pay me off

What do you do on your holiday?

Having a holiday

In the paper I saw an ad for a holiday

on the Costa del Sol

Journey and stay all in for 275 Mark

Where's that?

The seaside

You'd get a lovely tan

The sun's always shining there

I'd like to go there

Why not?

I'd like to go there

With an Italian, a papagallo,

or whatever they're called

With you

You want to go to the Costa del Sol?

We'll go then

We got to go there

The water is so salty,

you daren't open your mouth

I don't mind the salt

A holiday is important

We just rot away in this place

Go to the Costa del Sol

No one's stopping you

-What should I do there?

-If you don't like it here...

-You don't want me to go

-Why not?

You think I'll go?

When you want you hair cut,

let him do it, he's a hairdresser

-Are you?

-Not me, him

Actually, yes

Why aren't you working as one?

I've got a temporary job

He was sacked because he's a bad


Better than you

If he's learnt how to do it...

Keep your hands off my head,

anyway, it's too risky

One morning I woke up bald;

he's practicing on me

Watch out, or I'll cut something off you

That's her

-She's young

-Still at school


-No, fourteen

She's under age; if you're caught,

they will jail you

They won't get me

Did she had a period yet?

I didn't ask

Take care when you screw her

When you don't know eachother too

long, it doesn't really matter

Was she a virgin?

What do you think?

She's got breasts

She's not bad

When she's eighteen, she'll be everyone's

A right whore then

Not the worst, then

-The toilet is a pigsty

-Men's toilets too

You ordered my Coke?

You've got a telly too

You like it?

-We don't have one

-We've had ours since ages

We've known each other for a while now,

but haven't slept together in a bed yet

Now's our chance

Before the telly, they often went to the

cinema, would've been better for us

Now, they rarely go to the cinema

What are you staring? The last show

finishes just after ten

You must be gone by then

Do you long for me?

Why not? We meet every day,

it's getting like a habit

-Wouldn't you like another?

-I've got you

Those dolls

I'll throw them out

-Have a favorite? -I do

-Which one? -Nevermind, come on

Switch off the light


You don't know my place?

The cord

Very modern

We'd like a word with Herr Grtz

He's in the next room

Could we speak with Herr Grtz, please

Herr Grtz, customers

Are you employing Franz Bermeier?


It's a police matter

-None of your concern

-Private matter

-Where is he?

-At work, where else

Follow me

Are you Franz Bermeier?


I'm a police officer

I've got a warrant for you


-Let's speak in private

You may speak out, he's a friend

Besides, it must be a mistake;

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