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6 Ratings

Tonight or Never

Heute nacht oder nie

Directed by Daniel Schmid
West Germany, 1972
Avant-Garde, Fantasy, LGBT+


Asatire on 19th-century class relations that’s also a veiled commentary on the failure of the 1968 political revolution. Once a year, an aristocratic Austrian family holds a traditional feast at which masters and servants trade places. A troupe of actors are hired to entertain the guests.

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Tonight or Never Directed by Daniel Schmid

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  • josé neves's rating of the film Tonight or Never

    After and contemporary of Schroeter's early theatrical expressionism, in his first feature film Schmid follows the same principle of artifice's derision through a revolutionary inventiveness. The exposed stage is its own "naturalism", opposed to the rules of the general mimetic realism, far more vital than that commonplace . In the next film, "La Paloma", he will ascend, literally, to the sky.

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