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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

dionysus67's rating of the film The Death of Empedocles

Even if the Straubian technical innovation seems to have waned here, being replaced by the static positioning of Empedocles and the verses exchanged with his interlocutors, the Germanic devotion to a Hölderlin-like appropriation of pre-Socratic cosmogony is mesmerizing and quite sufficient in plunging the viewer to the wonder with which Greeks and Germans grasped Life's cyclical movement. Challenging but absorbing.