Dir. R.W. Fassbinder (1972).
Wildly theatrical, this tale of a successful fashion designer and the model with whom she has fallen in love matches the two great Fassbinder divas, Margit Carstensen and Hanna Schygulla.
The allure is probably a freedom that was afforded kids and adolescents that I don’t think is afforded them now. If you imagine this story in the current day, Alana would be running down the street with a phone shoved in her back pocket.