Werner Schroeter
BRD 1972, 1973
78 min

Following Schroeter's rather complex Der Tod der Maria Malibran (The Death of Maria Malibran), his 1973 film Willow Springs is a readily understandable classical melodrama with fixed identities, so to speak, creating a unity of place, time and plot. Shot in California, Willow Springs leads us into the life of three man-eating women, who live in isolation and in an oasis at the same time. Whilst the three women featured in Bomberpilot failed in a world and political climate dominated by men, the three women in this film (Magdalena Montezuma, Christine Kaufmann, Ila von Hasperg) take direct control of their lives and take matters into their own hands. Like highwayman they lie in wait for curious men with a thirst for lust and adventure in a tiny little place in the desert. The film location, Willow Springs, plays an important role: Both on the inside and outside, it is a miserable, isolated village of only a few houses that lies lonely and deserted in a dusty heat. Dogs and cats flit through the takes randomly, and in front of the three women's house stands a telephone pole that has the shape of a «4» - reminiscent both of a crucifix and a gallows. (Sebastian Feldmann)

  • Magdalena Montezuma
  • Christine Kaufmann
  • Ila von Hasperg
  • Michael O'Daniels
  • Werner Schroeter
  • Werner Schroeter
  • Werner Schroeter
  • Werner Schroeter
  • Ila von Hasperg
  • Werner Schroeter (Auswahl)
  • Werner Schroeter
Werner Schroeter im Aufrag des ZDF

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16 mm
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