German Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the pioneers behind the film style New German Cinema. This was his last and most debated movie. A drug-smuggling sailor named Querelle is on shore leave in a harbor at the French city of Brest. He spends his time there among the city’s bars and brothels and explores his sexuality. The film is based on a novel by Jean Genet. “Fassbinder’s final film is, in short, something else, in the best sense of the word.