Karl May (2-DVD)

Karl May (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 7 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1974
  • Label: Facets
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital - German
    • Subtitles - English

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Disc 2:

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , &
Directed by

Product Description:

This second film in Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's German trilogy (which concludes in his mammoth masterwork OUR HITLER) explores the perplexing figure of German writer Karl May. A popular spinner of Wild West yarns, May's escapist tales are shown, via Syberberg's cinematic kaleidoscope, to have some unsettling ties to the rise of the Third Reich.

Product Description:

The second film in Hans Jurgen Syberberg's highly impressionistic German Trilogy, KARL MAY follows the last years in the life of Germany's most popular author. Karl May, a prolific and beloved writer, wrote rousing adventure tales set in America's Wild West, which mythologized a rustic lifestyle that appealed to German sensibilities and may have inspired the Nazi Party.
Syberberg's meditation on May fuses theater, music, and cinema to offer a perspective on May as a man who mythologized himself as an extension of his art.
KARL MAY picks up where Syberberg's Ludwig left off while prefiguring his masterpiece Our Hitler

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Authors | Biographical

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  • UPC: 736899126322
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