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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clancy Chassay ...
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Leopoldine Wittgenstein
Sally Dexter ...
Hermine Wittgenstein
Gina Marsh ...
Gretyl Wittgenstein
Vanya Del Borgo ...
Helene Wittgenstein (as Vania Del Borgo)
Ben Scantlebury ...
Hans Wittgenstein
Howard Sooley ...
Kurt Wittgenstein
David Radzinowicz ...
Rudolf Wittgenstein
Jan Latham-Koenig ...
Paul Wittgenstein
Tony Peake ...
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Michelle Wade ...
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Tanya Wade ...
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Roger Cook ...
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Anna Campeau ...
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Mike O'Pray ...
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A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict the unfolding of his life from boyhood, through the era of the first World War, to his eventual Cambridge professorship and association with Bertrand Russell and John Maynard Keynes. The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius. Written by Anonymous

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Rondo in A Minor, K.511
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Mannerist biopic of Wittgenstein is not very deep but is not heavy either
16 December 2011 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

British filmmaker Derek Jarman's penultimate film consists basically on literate deadpan tableaux dealing with the life of Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). The late Jarman, who was known for making gay-themed experimental movies, filmed the whole of Wittgenstein in a indoor stage, as a series of mannerist vignettes. If you want to watch this movie to know about Wittgenstein's theories, don't bother. These are dealt superficially and perfunctorily, while emphasis is made on his homosexuality. This movie is not very deep, but is not very heavy either, I think this was a bit of frivolous exercise on the part of Jarman but it is also lighthearted and quite entertaining.


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