Peter von Kant

Director: Fran├žois Ozon
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 2.0

Gender-swapped adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's play (and film) The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant has Peter (Denis Ménochet, looking like the German auteur), who lives with his silent assistant Karl (Stéfan Crépon, resembling a young John Waters), deeply upset over a relationship that ended, entertaining actress Sidonie (Isabelle Adjani) and becoming infatuated with African actor Amir (Khalil Ben Gharbia).  Ozon wisely trimmed down the source material to a more reasonable length since all the "action" takes place in a single location (and feels cramped), but it's still exhausting watching lovers bicker and taunt each other ... and then, for the last act, Peter goes berserk.  The ending is interesting from a psychological point-of-view, and reminds me of the song "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics: "Some of them want to abuse you / Some of them want to be abused."