Fassbinder's last film is based on what would seem to be an unfilmable 'Querelle de Brest', by Jean Genet. It looks wonderful: lush orange sunsets, sailors, workmen, prostitues, policemen, phallic imagery. Brad Davis is stunning as the amoral, beautiful sailor. The plot and the dialogue are patchy and enigmatic, confusing at times, like a dream, bizarre at times, like a fantasy, but the sumptuousness of the whole spectacle carries the viewer along and the film contains some of the most erotic scenes in cinema. Gunther Kaufmann is wonderful as the pimp Nono, against whom all men who visit his brothel must play a game of dice: if the man wins, he gets to have sex with Nono's wife, if he loses, he must let Nono shag him; Querelle loses on purpose, not because he is gay, but in order to go beyond the bounds of experience and morality. The music by Peer Raben is mesmerising and haunting. Although a difficult and flawed film, it is a landmark in modern cinema. Fassbinder must have had a great time directing it. Apparently there is a more explicit cut of this movie. Please release it!