The final film of acclaimed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The story of a sailor named Querelle (Brad Davis), who turns on his drug-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau), who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Subsequently, he falls in love with a fellow murderer Gil (Hanno Poschl). Partly because his love for Gil panics him, and partly so that he can keep Gil all to himself.