In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden / In a Year with 13 Moons / In a Year of Thirteen Moons (1978) DVD9
The story follows Erwin’s unrequited love for Anton Sietz, that is spelled with an "ie". Anton, in an off hand remark, mentioned that he would love Erwin if he were only a woman, an ironic expression of love Erwin accepts as sincere. Anton, once Erwin’s boss and now an owner of a brothel, is quite adroit at manipulation and insincerity. In a desperate attempt to gain his love, Erwin makes a rash decision to go to Casablanca for a sex change operation and returns as Elvira. She realizes the error of her ways when she is not accepted by Anton, and is mocked repeatedly for such a decision. The film follows Elvira as she attempts to find a new role in life, picking up the pieces after her quixotic actions. Like many Fassbinder films, the result is rather tragic, but the motivation that drives the narrative is love and the protagonist’s search for it.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:04:18 | 7.59 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Volker Spengler, Ingrid Caven, Gottfried John, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Eva Mattes, Isolde Barth
Country: West Germany

> Introduction by Richard Linklater
> A conversation with Juliane Lorenz
> A conversation with Werner Schroeter
> Audio commentary with film editor Juliane Lorenz

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