08 19 Oct '24

Ulrike Ottinger

Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse (Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press)

Edition 1989
150' - 1984 - Drama - Dialogue: German, French
Director: Ulrike Ottinger Composer: Peer Raben With: Veruschka von Lehndorff, Delphine Seyrig, Tabea Blumenschein, Magdalena Montezuma
Dr. Mabuse, boss of a multinational press organisation, has thought up an unscrupulous plan for further expansion. "Our organisation will create a person whom we will shape according to our ideas :-md we will control his person at will. Dorian Gray -young, rich, handsome. We will build him up, seduce him and destroy him." In the course of a nightmare journey by night through the city she shows and explains the world to him : "We allow him to experience all those things our readers don't even dare to dream of." During the premiere of an opera the narcissist, spectator, encounters his mirror image on the stage in the time of the Spanish Conquistadors -and his great love Andamana : "I, Don Luis de Ja Cerna, rightly called prince of Good Fortune." Will Dorian Gray become the victim or the best pupil of Dr. Mabuse ? (pressbook)

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Ulrike Ottinger


Peer Raben


Veruschka von Lehndorff, Delphine Seyrig, Tabea Blumenschein, Magdalena Montezuma

Director of Photography

Ulrike Ottinger


Eva Schlensag

More information


German, French

Countries of production

West Germany



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