09 20 Oct '24
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Andy Engel


87' - 1989 - Crime, Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: German, English
Director: Andy Engel With: Jeroen Krabbé, Susannah York, Ulrich Wildgruber, Jane Garnett, Kate Hardie

Melancholia is about my own generation. The generation born during or just after the war. In Germany. And at the same time it is the film of a German who has deliberately lived Jonger outside that country than inside. And though I do not want to, I have to acknowledge it is my: country. And I have to live with it. And do so, badly. I made this film because I wanted to. And because I like thrillers, both written and filmed ones, I gave my film the form of a thriller, somewhere between Deighton and Camus." (Andy Engel)

David Keiler is a German art critic in his forties, living alone in London for many years. During the sixties, when he was a student, he had been involved in politica! movements, but his way of life has become neatly bourgeois. His closest friend, Catherine Frank, wants him to move to Tuscany to complete the novel he is writing ...

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Andy Engel


Jeroen Krabbé, Susannah York, Ulrich Wildgruber, Jane Garnett, Kate Hardie


Andy Engel, Lewis Rodia

More information


German, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom, West Germany



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