Despair

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Based on the classic novel by Vladimir Nabokov with screenplay adaptation by Tom Stoppard. In early 1930s Germany, against the backdrop of the Nazis’ rise to power, Hermann Hermann (Dirk Bogard), a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts experiencing mental breakdowns. He soon meets Felix, an unemployed laborer, who Hermann believes to be his doppelganger. He hatches up an elaborate plot, which he believes will free him of all his worries and nightmares. Cinematography by legendary DP, Michael Ballhaus (Goodfellas). Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Berlin Alexanderplatz).

Actors: Dirk Bogarde, Andrea Ferreol, Klaus Lowitsch, Volker Spengler, Peter Kern

Release Date: June 7, 2011

Rated: NR (Not Rated)

Runtime: 121 minutes

Year Filmed: 1978

Screen: Color, 1.66:1 Aspect Ratio

Languages: English

UPC: 887090028707

Cat #: OF287

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