In the Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden)
In the Year of 13 Moons (In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden) (1978)

This bizarre Fassbinder drama centers around Elvira Weishaupt's lonely quest for love. Elvira is a man who became a woman to please his/her man. Just prior to that, Elvira had been jilted by her previous live-in partner, a man. However,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 17, 1978
DVD Release Date: April 13, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
64%
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User Score
81%


Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

In Fassbinder's portrait of the gleamingly rebuilt Frankfurt as an emotionally devastated wasteland, Fascism-the need of some to dominate and of others to endure-comes off as a woeful constant of the heart.

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TV Guide

The story is as bizarre as Fassbinder himself seems to have been, cluing us into the darker side of his private life.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One bizarre film, even for Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Quintessential Fassbinder.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a passionate and messy film portraying loneliness, societal cruelties and victimization as powerful as its ever been presented on the screen.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Far-fetched and ultimately small, Fassbinder ties to put a metaphysical and cosmological wrapper arond all of this, leading to a very muddy experience.


Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Fassbinder uses a personal loss as the starting point for another depressing story about personal exploitation, and the best thing is that he doesn't dare… More