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Melancholia (1989)

Art critic Keller was once part of a far-left radical group. They contact him again 10 years later and ask him to assassinate a Chilean doctor and war criminal, who's visiting London, but Keller has lost his ideals and feels conflicted.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeroen Krabbé ... David Keller
Susannah York ... Catherine Lanham Franck
Ulrich Wildgruber Ulrich Wildgruber ... Manfred
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ... Sarah Yelin
Kate Hardie ... Rachel Lanham Franck
Saul Reichlin ... Dr. Adolfo Vargas
John Sparkes John Sparkes ... Roger Dere
Detlef Berthelsen Detlef Berthelsen ... Dr. Berger
Mouchette van Helsdingen ... Receptionist (as Mouchette Van Helsdingen)
John Joyce John Joyce ... Butcher
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Art critic Keller was once part of a far-left radical group. They contact him again 10 years later and ask him to assassinate a Chilean doctor and war criminal, who's visiting London, but Keller has lost his ideals and feels conflicted.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

13 April 1990 (Finland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Taut political thriller, well acted and shot.
5 February 1999 | by Nic-22See all my reviews

The title of this film does not do it justice. It is a gritty political thriller dealing with assassination. It examines the central characters motivations but does not offer any easy endings or comfort. Not much dialogue but what there is is taut, and a wealth of looks and gestures from the actors make it a riveting film . Well shot with some interesting locations. Contains violence and swearing. Not for those of a sensitive nature!


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