SCHWARZE SüNDE

Danièle Huillet
BRD 1988
60min
V'04

In \"Black Sin\", the Straubs return to Hölderlin's \"Empedocles\" and the Etna. It is a dark political text and the characters that have remained walk on black ashes like ghosts of another world. It is a text of farewell and remembrance. At the end of the film, a strange woman replaces the vanished, conjures up \"the living spirit\" and wishes for \"a flood after the drought\". And at that point Hölderlin's fragment also falls silent.

Credits
  • Andreas von Rauch - Empedokles
  • Vladimir Baratta - Pausanias
  • Howard Vernon - Manes
  • Danièle Huillet - die Frau
Straub-Huillet mit Dominique Païni
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