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Peter Handke, Peter Handke

Das Mal des Todes

Edition 1988
65' - 1985 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Peter Handke, Peter Handke Composer: Sambuca Nigra With: Peter Handke, Marie Colbin
A beautiful, nameless woman is hired to spend several days and nights with a man in his apartment. Not only does he want to sleep with her, but he is obsessed with the desire to look at her naked body. A philosophical dialogue develops between the man who relates his thoughts and writes them down and the woman who explains to him the causes of his 'lethal sickness'. After the woman has left, the narrator and observer, dressed in black, appears. It is Peter Handke, the poet. Film essay about the man - woman relationship: 'Peter Handke's most personal, most permissive and at the same time, most reserved film.

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Credits

Director

Peter Handke, Peter Handke

Composer

Sambuca Nigra

With

Peter Handke, Marie Colbin

Scenario

Peter Handke

Director of Photography

Xaver Schwarzenberger

Editor

Marie Homolkova

Producer

Kurt J. Mrkwicka, Werner Swossil

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Austria

Screenplay based on

"La maladie de la mort" (Marguerite Duras)

Year

1985

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