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Despair

Author: Tom StoppardPeter MärthesheimerRainer Werner FassbinderDirk BogardeAndréa FerréolAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : Olive Films, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts to experience hallucinations. One day, he meets Felix and is sure that this man is his doppelganger. His delusional thinking leads him to hatch a plan to relieve him of his mental anguish.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Drama
Named Person: Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Stoppard; Peter Märthesheimer; Rainer Werner Fassbinder; Dirk Bogarde; Andréa Ferréol; Klaus Löwitsch; Volker Spengler; Peter Kern; Alexander Allerson; Hark Bohm; Gottfried John; Bernhard Wicki; Michael Ballhaus; Juliane Lorenz; Franz Walsch; Peer Raben; Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov; Geria (Firm); Bavaria Film International (Firm); Cinepostproduction (Firm); Olive Films.
OCLC Number: 722924420
Notes: "... Bavaria Film International presents ... Restored by Bavaria Media in co-operation with Cinepostproduction"--Container.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1978.
Based on the novel by Vladimir Nabokov.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Ballhaus ; editors, Juliane Lorenz, Franz Walsch ; music, Peer Raben.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Andrea Ferreol, Klaus Lowitsch, Volker Spengler, Peter Kern, Alexander Allerson, Hark Bohm, Gottfried John, Bernard Wicki.
Awards: German Film Awards (1978): Outstanding cinematography, direction, and production design.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; fully restored in HD.
Other Titles: Despair (Motion picture : 1978)
Responsibility: Geria Film GMBH presents a Rainer Werner Fassbinder film ; dramatised for the screen by Tom Stoppard ; produced by Peter Martesheimer ; directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

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Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts to experience hallucinations. One day, he meets Felix and is sure that this man is his doppelganger. His delusional thinking leads him to hatch a plan to relieve him of his mental anguish.

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