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The brief and perverse life of artist Egon Schiele and his first wife in pre-World War I, pre-Freud Vienna. Schiele’s drawings of nude young girls were deemed pornographic, and he was briefly imprisoned (and later acquitted) for seducing a minor.
1981 | Best Feature (Gold Hugo)
“You call life real because you can name it or do feelings have less value because they can’t be?
I call life, fire and God, death
while crosses fall from the sky”
The film doesn't even have enough titillation to save it from the utterly dull and dragging storytelling. I was expecting much more.