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Despair [DVD] [Region 1]

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany, "Despair" is an emotionally rich & stirring account of a factory owner's frightening descent into madness. This is Fassbinder at his finest. Tom Stoppard's screenplay from Vladimir Nabakov's novel.
  • Credits
    Dirk Bogarde, Derek, Van, Den Bogaerde, Dirk Bogarde, Andrea Ferreol, Volker Spengler, Klaus Lwitsch, Klaus Lowitsch
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Dominated by an intellectual, puzzle-making mood..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...Fassbinder's elegant, comic, purposely precious film version [of Nabokov's book] adapted by the playwright Tom Stoppard, who has been inspired Nabokov to attain new heights of splendid lunacy, and acted by Dirk Bogarde, who gives one of the wittiest performances of his entire career..."
    New York Times

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