A doctor trying to develop a serum to lengthen life tries his formula out on the unsuspecting residents of an old-age home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Ben Land
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Anna
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Nicholas Ulrich
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Prof. van Arp
Eric Schneider ...
Dr. Linden
Frans Mulder ...
Pim Henke (as Franz Mulder)
Lyda Polak ...
Lydia
Joan Remmelts ...
Family doctor
André van den Heuvel ...
Felix Dolda
Onno Molenkamp ...
Director of old age home
Dick Scheffer ...
Official from ministry of science (as Dick Schefer)
Albert Van Doorn ...
Emile van der Lutte
Adrian Brine ...
Dr. Winston
Helen van Meurs ...
Psychiatrist
Sacco van der Made ...
Animal feeder
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A doctor trying to develop a serum to lengthen life tries his formula out on the unsuspecting residents of an old-age home.

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1 October 1976 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Esperanza de vida  »

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At one point in the film, Tina Aumont is put into some "DNA helix" bondage as part of some consensual lovemaking with Dr. Land. Some bondage fans believe this is the first appearance of Japanese shibari bondage in a mainstream Western film. See more »

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Fascinating and intelligent ..........
20 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is hard to categorize. Klaus Kinski has a minor part, so it really can't be considered an important Kinski movie. It is not a horror film, with only one unsettling grave desecration scene. What it is, is an intelligently made sci-fi, that deals with the unique subject of trying to overcome death, by extending lifespans. Beautifully filmed in Amsterdam, the film has sharp editing, and narration that keeps things on track, Hiram Keller is the rather detached American scientist who is trying to unravel a dead colleague's immortality experiments. Klaus Kinski is the Swiss pharmaceutical company owner seeking death control for his own use. Tina Aumont is a love interest for both Keller and Kinski, with her totally gratuitous bondage scene unnecessary except perhaps for some titillating promotion. The ending leaves things hanging uncomfortably, but if you go in with realistic expectations, "Lifespan" will reward. - MERK


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