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Moses and Aaron (1975)

Moses und Aron (original title)
Not Rated | | Music, Drama | 5 October 1975 (USA)
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Arnold Schönberg (libretto) (as Arnold Schoenberg)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Günter Reich Günter Reich ... Moses
Louis Devos Louis Devos ... Aron
Eva Csapo Eva Csapo ... Junges Mädchen (as Eva Csapò)
Roger Lucas Roger Lucas ... Junger Mann
Richard Salter Richard Salter ... Anderer Mann
Werner Mann Werner Mann ... Priester
Ladislav Illavsky Ladislav Illavsky ... Ephraîmit
Elfriede Obrowsky Elfriede Obrowsky ... Kranke (as Friedl Obrowsky)
Helmut Baumann Helmut Baumann ... Tänzer
Jürg Burth Jürg Burth ... Tänzer
Nick Frarrant Nick Frarrant ... Tänzer
Wolfgang Kegler Wolfgang Kegler ... Tänzer
Michael Molnar Michael Molnar ... Tänzer
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Music | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany | Austria | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moisés E Aarão See more »

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Budget:

DEM1,320,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was dedicated to Holger Meins, the former cinematography student who joined a West German terrorist group in the early 1970s and died on hunger strike in prison. This dedication was censored by German broadcasters for the film's first airing in 1975. It should be noticed that the contrast between ideology and actions has a key role in the film, like in Arnold Schönberg's opera. See more »

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Für Holger Meins, J.M.S. und D.H. See more »

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Version of Moses and Aaron (1995) See more »

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An enriching experience
22 February 1999 | by kos-3See all my reviews

As of 1998 I've seen the film four times. It's one of those rare films that when I've finished viewing it, I feel as if my intelligence has gained something. Despite the stylization (barely any acting), the film works exceptionally well for those who are willing to let their ideas be challenged.

Incidentally, the version of the film with English-language subtitles provide the only alternative translation of the text that I know, and one that is more faithful to the German. All other English texts are based on the singing text of the vocal score, and thus is shaped to fit to the rhythms of the notes rather than absolutely fidelity to the original meaning.


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