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Der Tod des Empedokles oder: Wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem Euch erglänzt (1987)

The tragedy of the death of Empedocles, legislator in Acient Greece. Hölderlin's work adapted to cinema by Straub and Huillet.

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Friedrich Hölderlin (play), Danièle Huillet (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Andreas von Rauch Andreas von Rauch ... Empedokles
Vladimir Baratta Vladimir Baratta ... Pausanias (as Vladimiro Baratta)
Martina Baratta Martina Baratta ... Panthea
Ute Cremer Ute Cremer ... Della
Howard Vernon ... Hermokrates
William Berger ... Kritias
Federico Hecker Federico Hecker ... Die drei bürger
Peter Boom Peter Boom ... Die drei bürger
Giorgio Baratta Giorgio Baratta ... Die drei bürger
Georg Brintrup Georg Brintrup ... Die drei Sklaven
Achille Brugnini Achille Brugnini ... Die drei Sklaven (as Achille Brunini)
Manfred Esser Manfred Esser ... Die drei Sklaven
Hans Peter Kammerer Hans Peter Kammerer ... Der bauer (as Peter Kammerer)
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The tragedy of the death of Empedocles, legislator in Acient Greece. Hölderlin's work adapted to cinema by Straub and Huillet.

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Country:

West Germany | France

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 October 1987 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death of Empedocles See more »

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Budget:

DEM800,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The are four different versions of this movie, all edited by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub using different takes of the same scenes. See more »

Connections

Edited into Cézanne - Conversation with Joachim Gasquet (1990) See more »

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Trash
24 September 2019 | by frothymochaSee all my reviews

Consumer grade camcorder + drama textbooks + people off the street in pantomime costumes. You can even hear the wind! This is so amateurish it's ludicrous. It's hilarious.


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