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Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014)

Dark Star: HR Gigers Welt (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 18 August 2015 (USA)
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A look at the life the dark surrealist Swiss artist, H.R.Giger shot a year before his death.

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Belinda Sallin

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Belinda Sallin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leslie Barany ... Himself
Sandra Beretta Sandra Beretta ... Herself
Mia Bonzanigo Mia Bonzanigo ... Herself
Tom Gabriel Fischer Tom Gabriel Fischer ... Himself
H.R. Giger ... Himself
Stanislav Grof ... Himself
Andreas J. Hirsch Andreas J. Hirsch ... Himself
Al Holt Al Holt ... Himself
Müggi Müggi ... Himself (as Müggi III)
Paul Tobler Paul Tobler ... Himself
Carmen Vega Carmen Vega ... Herself (as Carmen Scheifele de Vega)
Marco Witzig Marco Witzig ... Himself
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He feels at home in places we would flee from and lives his life among the very things we fear. Throughout his life, HR Giger had inhabited the world of the uncanny, a dark universe on the brink of many an abyss. It was the only way this amiable, modest and humorous man was able to keep his fears in check. Giger was merely the bearer of dark messages, charting our nightmares, drafting maps of our subconscious and molding our primal fears. A film with and about the internationally acclaimed and controversial painter, sculptor, architect and designer (Oscar for 'Alien'). Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German

Release Date:

18 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Star. El universo de H.R. Giger See more »

Filming Locations:

Zurich, Switzerland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,349, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$61,845

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,845
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T&C Film AG See more »
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In Spain it was first released only in Madrid (Cineteca) and later in 3 provinces more (4 theaters). The film was projected in subtitled version. See more »

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The Final Days...
21 August 2016 | by poe-48833See all my reviews

Not unlike CRUMB, DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER'S WORLD gives us a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a singular talent- and in what turned out to be his "final days," as it were. I've always wondered why filmmakers didn't make greater use of Giger. Imagine a train, designed by Giger, entering a tunnel also designed by him. Or cave sets connected by tunnels on an alien world that lead to... Gigerland Underground- the bowels of the planet itself. Of all the possibilities, the most intriguing to me would have been to see Room 101 from George Orwell's NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR designed by Giger: imagine the long walk down the corridor to THAT room, every step of the way looking like a hallway in his home. Brrr...


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