Collage of dramatic scenes, some exaggerated to comic effect, with asynchronous sound from well known classic, operatic, and rock and roll music - with different approaches to love, suffering, and death.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gisela Trowe
Carla Egerer ...
(as Carla Aulaulu)
Rosemarie Heinikel ...
(as Rosy-Rosy)
Magdalena Montezuma
Alix Buchen ...
(as Alix v. Buchen)
Rita Bauer
René Schönenberger ...
(as René Schönberg)
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Joachim Bauer
Camille Calabrese
Knut Koch ...
(as Marlene Koch)
Ingo Salto
Sigurd Salto
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Collage of dramatic scenes, some exaggerated to comic effect, with asynchronous sound from well known classic, operatic, and rock and roll music - with different approaches to love, suffering, and death.

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The film ends with a character dying while saying "Life is very precious, even right now"; a character dies saying the same phrase in Gods of the Plague (1970), released in the same year. See more »

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Featured in Mondo Lux - Die Bilderwelten des Werner Schroeter (2011) See more »

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Il Trovatore
(excerpts) (uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
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Love Is a Deadly Art
11 April 2014 | by (Russian Federation, Ivanovo) – See all my reviews

Sigmund and Sieglinde, Quasimodo and Esméralda, Carmen and Don José and many others – scenes of tragic love are performed to the operatic and popular music but all the actors grotesquely overplay their roles so the tragedy gradually turns into the farce. A key phrase "Life is very precious, even right now", that the dying heroes and heroines pronounce with their last expiration, sounds as a subtle derision in the context of this musical black comedy. Endless repetition of the preposterous love scenes and tortuous interconnection of the fragmentary mosaic pieces turn Eikka Katappa into an extremely mannered allegorical pastische. And all this elaborately wrought suite of bizarreness in the end becomes a pure aesthetic delight.


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