Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Girl)
Film by Roman Polański (1994)
Thursday, 08. November // 4.30 – ca. 6.30 p.m.
In a lonely house on the coast of a Latin American state lives the neurotic Paulina Escobar with her husband. She had to suffer merciless tortures during the military dictatorship some years ago. When her husband brings a guest, Paulina believes she recognizes in the accidental visitor her former torturer and rapist …
The thrilling film “Death and the Girl” by the well-known French-Polish director Roman Polański (“Rosemary’s Baby”, 1968, “The Pianist”, 2002) is based on the play by Chilean Ariel Dorfman (premiered London 1991). The title goes back to the string quartet of the same name by Franz Schubert (Vienna 1826), which Polański ingeniously incorporates into his film.
From 14 years
Free seat tickets
Great Britain / USA / France 1994 // Duration: 100 minutes
In German language
Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, theater scholar, Leipzig
Screenplay: Ariel Dorfman, Rafael Yglesias
Director: Roman Polański
Cinematography: Tonino Delli Colli
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Cast: Sigourney Weaver (Paulina Escobar), Ben Kingsley (Dr. Roberto Miranda),
Stuart Wilson (Gerardo Escobar) and others.
28th Festival Year