In the Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)
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In the Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)
This Rainer Werner Fassbinder drama centers around the lonely quest for love of Elvira Weishaupt, a man who became a woman to please his/her man. Just prior to that, Elivira had been jilted by her previous live-in partner, a man. She does the operation to win the heart of another, Anton. Unfortunately, the sex-change operation does not change the intended's mind; Anton is simply not interested. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Quintessential Fassbinder."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"It's a passionate and messy film portraying loneliness, societal cruelties and victimization as powerful as its ever been presented on the screen."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Comes down to a series of operatic examinations of questions pertaining to free will, chance, cause and effect, moral responsibility, self-sacrifice and spiritual atonement."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"The subject invites easy compassion and pity, but Fassbinder's icy camera style keeps us at arm's length, calling up a much more complex response."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Far-fetched and ultimately small, Fassbinder ties to put a metaphysical and cosmological wrapper arond all of this, leading to a very muddy experience."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The story is as bizarre as Fassbinder himself seems to have been, cluing us into the darker side of his private life."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One bizarre film, even for Rainer Werner Fassbinder."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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