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Der Tod des Empedokles, Trauerspiel in zwei Akten von Friedrich Hölderlin 1798 - oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt

Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub ফ্রান্স, 1987

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Straub and Huillet inhabit Hölderlin’s text just as their characters inhabit Mount Etna’s forests. The Germanic origins of the words displaced in the Sicilian landscape, intonation rooted not by origin or region but channeled through its very diaspora as if the winds were whispering the actor’s lines to them through an earpiece.