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Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht) (1978)

Despair
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Dirk Bogarde Dirk Bogarde
Herman
Volker Spengler Volker Spengler
Ardalion
Armin Meier Armin Meier
Silverman / Sergeant Brown / Foreman
Peter Kern Peter Kern
Müller
Adrian Hoven Adrian Hoven
Inspector Schelling


Written by
Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard
(screenplay)
Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov
(novel Otchayaniye)


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Description: Widely considered to be Fassbinder's masterpiece, Despair - adapted by Tom Stoppard from Vladimir Nabokov's novel - charts the descent into madness of wealthy chocolate factory owner Hermann Hermann (Dirk Bogarde). In 1930s Berlin, Russian-born emigre Hermann lives a luxurious but vapid life with his wife, Lydia (Andrea Ferreol), who is having an affair with Herman's painter brother, Ardalion (Volker Spengler). Racked with existential doubt and crippled by cynicism, Herman hatches an elaborate plot involving homeless man Felix Weber in an attempt to free himself of his mental tortures - but only ends up driving himself to the br ... (more)
Release date: 15 September 1978
Tags: Germany (2), Fantasy (2), Drama (2), 1978 (1), Sort (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), SnP (1), Ethics (1), Shadow (1)
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