Querelle is a handsome sailor whose commanding officer, Seblon, worships and desires him from afar. After murdering his drug-smuggling partner, Querelle visits a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Subsequently, he falls in love with a fellow murderer, Gil. Partly because his love for Gil panics him, and partly so that he can keep Gil all to himself, Querelle betrays him to the police. But by now Querelle has become vulnerable and soon the once powerful object of passion comes to belong to Seblon.
Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Günther Kaufmann, Laurent Malet, Hanno Poschl, Burkhard Driest, Dieter Schidor, Karl Scheydt, Michael McLernon, Gilles Gavois, Roger Fritz, Werner Asam, Axel Bauer, Vitus Zeplichal, Karl-Heinz Von Hassel, Neil Bell, Rainer Will, Harry Baer, Volker Spengler, Isolde Barth, Y Sa Lo, Robert Van Ackeren, Wolf Gremm, Frank Ripploh, Natja Brunckhorst