Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Girl)

Der Tod und das Mädchen (Death and the Girl)

Film by Roman Polański (1994)

Thursday, 08. November // 4.30 – ca. 6.30 p.m.
Passage Kinos

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    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 entrance

    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.

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