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THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLES

Der Tod des Empedokles, Trauerspiel in zwei Akten von Friedrich Hölderlin 1798 - oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt

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Directed by Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
France, West Germany, 1987
Drama

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An enemy of the priestly state, the philosopher Empedocles is cast into darkness, suffering the torments of loneliness and doubt, but finds renewed strength, even immortality, through the will of the people.

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An enemy of the priestly state, the philosopher Empedocles is cast into darkness, suffering the torments of loneliness and doubt, but finds renewed strength, even immortality, through the will of the people.

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The Death of EmpedoclesDirected byDanièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub

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Berlin International Film Festival
1987
Viennale
2004
2008

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