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The Absence (1992)

L'absence (original title)
Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.

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Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.

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the long voyage home
21 July 2003 | by (vienna) – See all my reviews

where could we start? the story, the telling, the pilgrims meet each other in a train. who are these strange people, sitting in a train and going on a travel to a nowhere land. Handke has a specific word which i cannot translate at the moment. for using this word he has been criticised more than once: RUCK. and it is exact this ruck which is at the beginning of the narration. four people in a train, afterwards going into the woods which are supposed to be the ardennes in france.


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