Despair Blu-Ray

Despair Blu-Ray
Chocolate, cuckoldry and doppelganger delusion abound in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's stunning English language adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov interwar novel. The chocolate business has been good to Russian exile Hermann. He enjoys the good life with his beautiful wife Lydia. But Hermann is addicted to out-of-body experiences and when he meets a tramp on a business trip, he develops an insane plan. Featuring international stars Dirk Bogarde (Death In Venice) and Andrea Ferreol (La Grande Bouffe) and adapted by British dramatist Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love), Fassbinder's Despair is a vivid off-kilter masterwork set against the background of the Nazis in attendance. This Blu-Ray version of Fassbinder's 'most optimistic film' is accompanied by Robert Fischer's excellent documentary The Cinema And Its Double - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Despair Revisited.

Special Features
Documentary: The Cinema And Its Double, Image Gallery
Aspect Ratio1.66:1
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastKlaus Lowitsch, Gottfried John, Hark Bohm, Ingrid Caven, Adrian Hoven, Alexander Allerson, Andrea Ferreol, Dirk Bogarde, Volker Spengler, Peter Kern, Roger Fritz
DirectorRainer Werner Fassbinder
HOH (Hard of Hearing)No
RegionBlu-Ray B
Run Time116
Special Features

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Tags: 1970s, Based On Book