THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub

French Distribution • Losange Production

THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLE

A film by Jean-Marie Straub

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

French Distribution • Losange Production

Releases
French Release on 14-10-1987

Genre
a feature film

Synopsis
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.

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Producers: Les Films du Losange, Janus Films
France Distribution: Les Films du Losange
International Sales: Les Films du Losange

Participation: Dopa Films, Télévision Hesse de la ville de Hambourg, F.F.A, CNC
Nationalities: France

Photographer: Renato Berta
Editing: Jean-Marie Straub, Danielle Huillet
Sound: Louis Hochet, Georges Vaglio, Alessandro Zanon
Costumes: Danièle Huillet

Duration: 2h12
Length: 3623 m
Sound Format: Mono
Visa: 61433
Production Year: 1986