Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »
A series of copycat murders will challenge the preconceptions of the brilliant academic Angela and her lifelong studies of death and its rituals, throwing Angela into collaboration with one of the world's foremost mediums.
This is the second part of The German Trilogy directed by Liliana Cavani (the last one is "Berlin Affair"). In "Night Porter" she described connection between perversion and fascism. This time Cavani described life of Friedrich Nietzsche - great, German philosopher, who declared "Death of God" and wrote such famous books as "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" and "Beyond Good and Evil". Film focused on love, bisexsual triangle between Nietzsche (Bergman's actor Erland Josephson),his friend Paul Ree (Powell)and Lou Salome (Sanda). Like in "Night Porter" film is full of strong, violent sequences (homosexual rape, scatology etc.) but in the other hand it contains the main ideas of Nietzsche philosophy, clearly transformed into feministic discourse (woman as Superman beyond Good and Evil). Recommended for intellectuals with nerves of iron.
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