EIKA KATAPPA & DER TOD DER MARIA MALIBRAN

Werner Schroeter's unique melodramas about love and death are fascinating amalgamations of opera, theater and cinema elements. Art and kitsch, high and low brow, Maria Callas and Caterina Valente, myths and genre elements. The 2-disc DVD set presents the first two feature-length films by Schroeter in beautifully restored versions. Additionally it offers a new reconstruction of Schroeter's legendary two-screen projection Argila and excerpts of a talk with Werner Schroeter, lead by Dietrich Kuhlbrodt during the Werner Schroeter Tribute at the Viennale 2008.

 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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EIKA KATAPPA
(West Germany, 1969)

Written and directed by: Werner Schroeter
Photographed by: Robert van Ackeren, Werner Schroeter
Cast: Carla Aulaula, Magdalena Montezuma, Gisela Trowe, Rosy-Rosy, René Schönberg, Sigurd Salto, Rosa von Praunheim
Produced by: Werner Schroeter Filmproduktion, München

• 143 minutes
• 35mm
• B&W, color
• Sound

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THE DEATH OF MARIA MALIBRAN
(DER TOD DER MARIA MALIBRAN)
(West Germany, 1971)

Written, photographed and directed by: Werner Schroeter
Cast: Magdalena Montezuma, Christine Kaufmann, Candy Darling, Manuela Riva, Ingrid Caven, Annette Tirier, Einar Hanfstaengl
Produced by: Werner Schroeter Filmproduktion, München / ZDF

• 104 minutes
• 35mm
• Color
• Sound

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Bonus Material

ARGILA
(West Germany, 1969)

Written, photographed and directed by: Werner Schroeter
Cast: Carla Aulaula, Magdalena Montezuma, Gisela Trowe & Sigurd Salto
Produced by: Werner Schroeter Filmproduktion, München

• 31 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W, Color
• Sound

DIETRICH KUHLBRODT IM GESPRÄCH MIT WERNER SCHROETER
(2010)

• 24 minutes
• HDcam
• Color
• Sound

MARIA CALLAS PORTRÄT
(1968)

Director: Werner Schroeter

• 10 minutes
• 8mm
• Color
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 05:12:00 (2 discs)

Language: German. English, French & Italian subtitles

Booklet Text: Werner Schroeter & Stefan Drössler

Published By: Edition Filmmuseum

Institutional Price: $300 (plus shipping).

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