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New Year´s Eve

Silvesternacht - Ein Dialog

Directed by Hajo Gies, Douglas Sirk
West Germany, 1978
Drama, Short

Synopsis

A short film made by Sirk at the end of his life with one of his students. An adaptation of Schnitzler, with Hanna Schygulla : a night of New Year’s Eve, when the family meal is finished, Hanna is in a window while a young man entertains her and talks of the one he loves but can’t join at that time.

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New Year´s Eve Directed by Hajo Gies, Douglas Sirk

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  • José Neves's rating of the film New Year´s Eve

    So much referentiation occurs in this short: Sirk, (mostly Wyman at the window in "All That Heaven Allows"), but also the intermittent light of the silent cinema projection and Fassbinder, because of Schygulla, and because Berkel's physiognomically reminds Peer Raben, or also Ulli Lommel and Peter Chatel, actors of universes such as Ackeren's and Schmidt's: the phantasmic exorcisms of a romanticism "fin de siècle".