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256 Ratings


Directed by Werner Schroeter
Germany, Austria, 1991
Drama, Fantasy


Set in Vienna, film charts a female writer’s passage to self-destruction as she is torn between two lovers, one of whom is her husband. Isabelle Huppert stars in Werner Schroeter’s adaptation of Ingeborg Bachmann’s novel, co-written by Elfriede Jelinek (The Piano Teacher).

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Critics reviews

In one of the rare truly visual films about writers, the director Werner Schroeter generates extravagant images to match the insights of the nameless writer he films—played with ferocious precision by Isabelle Huppert and dubbed into German by the early Wim Wenders muse Lisa Kreuzer.
January 01, 2010
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