Genre: Comedy, Short
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?

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