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7.9
/10
917 Ratings

Death of a Salesman

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
United States, West Germany, 1985
Drama

Synopsis

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He’s about to lose his job, he can’t pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don’t respect him and can’t seem to live up to their potential. At 63, he realises the hollowness of his dreams. An adaptation of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play.

Our take

A German arthouse icon tackles the Great American Play! Palme d’Or winner Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum) expressively takes Arthur Miller’s timeless classic beyond its theatrical confines, while Dustin Hoffman (who won a Golden Globe) headlines a masterclass troupe of actors.

Death of a Salesman Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1986 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

1986 | 3 nominations including: Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1986 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

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