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The Power of Emotion (1983)

Die Macht der Gefühle (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannelore Hoger ...
Angeklagte G. / Frau Bärlamm
Alexandra Kluge ...
Frau Pichota
Edgar M. Böhlke ...
Klaus Wennemann ...
Beate Holle ...
Weggeworfene Geliebte
Suzanne von Borsody ...
Knautsch-Betty - Prostituierte
Barbara Auer ...
Erwin Scherschel ...
Uwe Karsten Koch ...
Daniel Lüönd ...
Manfred Schmidt
Paulus Manker ...
Kurt Schleich
Ruth Wohlschlegel ...
Frau Gerti
Wilfried Elste ...
Feuerlöschkommandant Schönecke
Carlos Krause ...
Mordopfer Ante Allewich
Friedrich Steinhauer ...
1. Detektiv von Frau Bärlamm


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Release Date:

17 September 1983 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

O Poder dos Sentimentos  »

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1.37 : 1
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A Beautiful and Weird Mosaic of Images Associated to Music and Feelings
14 December 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"Die Macht der Gefühle", a.k.a. "The Power of Emotions", is a beautiful and weird movie with a mosaic of images, most of them footages, associated to music and feelings. This is the first work of the German director Alexander Kluge that I see and it is impressive his culture in opera in most of his excerpts from operas.

He is also ironic, with the short story of a woman that is left by her lover and decides to commit suicide swallowing many pills. A traveling seller sees her dying in her car and helps her to vomit. Then he rapes her, but he is arrested by the police. In the court, the woman does not accuse her rapist telling that she had not felt anything but the rejection of her lover. There is also another unfinished story of the prostitute Betty that is sold to the burglar Kurt Schleich and they are connected when they work together for four weeks to save the life of a foreigner traveling seller that was attacked by Schleich's partner. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Poder dos Sentimentos" ("The Power of the Feelings")

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