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butler dysfunctional family male homosexuality southwestern u.s. whipping 19th century


Release Date: June 02, 1971

Year    :   1971
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Western, Drama
Production Companies    :   Atlantis Film, Antiteater-X-Film
Director    :   Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Producers    :   Peer Raben, Ulli Lommel, Peter Berling
Writers    :   Rainer Werner Fassbinder
RunTime    :   95 mins.

"Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the retarded Davy. Whity tries to carry out all their orders, however demeaning, until various of the family members ask him to kill some of the others.

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