The Death Of Empedocle
The Death Of Empedocle

The Death Of Empedocle

A film by Jean-Marie Straub

In 1798, Hölderlin wrote a tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece. The text may be difficult, but when recited well, the listener quickly falls under its spell. What do words matter? The rhythm, taking time to see and hear are all that count. Admittedly the films by Straub and Huillet are challenging, but their demands are on par with ours. La mort d'Empédocle is a refined sketch for our gaze to rest upon.

With Andreas Von Rauch, Vladimir Baratta, Martina Baratta, Ute Cremer, Howard Vernon, William Berger

Official Selection, Berlin Festival
1987
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— director
Jean-Marie Straub
— cast
Andreas Von Rauch, Vladimir Baratta, Martina Baratta, Ute Cremer, Howard Vernon, William Berger
— producers
Les Films du Losange, Janus Films
— duration
2h12
— production year
1986
— release date france
October 14, 1987
— nationality
France
— genre
a feature film
— french distributor
Les Films du Losange
— international sales
Les Films du Losange
— with the participation of
Dopa Films, Télévision Hesse de la ville de Hambourg, F.F.A, CNC
— format
1.33
— length
3623 m
— sound format
Mono
— cinematographer
Renato Berta
— sound
Louis Hochet, Georges Vaglio, Alessandro Zanon
— editing
Jean-Marie Straub, Danielle Huillet
— costume designer
Danièle Huillet
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