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Despair

Despair(1978)

Also Known As: Eine Reise ins Licht | Reise ins Licht, Eine |

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Brief Synopsis

Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian TmigrT and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.

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Dirk Bogarde Hermann Hermann
Andrea Ferreol Lydia Hermann
Peter Kern Muller
Gottfried John Perebrodov
Adrian Hoven Inspector Schelling
Roger Fritz Inspector Braun
Hark Bohm Doctor
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1978 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Color (Eastmancolor) Distributions Co: 
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  .....Production Company, .....Production Company, .....Production Company (Sfp), Gala Film Distributors Ltd .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, New Line Cinema .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  France (FR)
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