Horrible! It's an adult noir porno movie with a cocaine fest. This awful presentation uses, beside other stuff, some music and characters of Johann Strauss's "Fledermaus", has nothing to do with the original, which is a well humored and yes, subtle malicious, but funny and fine operetta. Fortunately JS can't see nor hear this trash; otherwise he surely would turn twice in his grave.
The producers courageously presented this Hans Neunfels adaption garbage at the Salzburger Festspiele 2001. It's aggressive and offensive in most sequences. Despite some incomprehensible applause, we can clearly hear the BUUU's coming from the "Publikum" during the play; so that we can hope that they still are some tasteful people beyond it.
The yelling Orlowsky/ David Moss are disgusting. Rosalinde/ Mireille Delunsch and Adele/ Malin Hartelius are acceptable, but this is not enough to earn a better rating then 1/10.
Don't buy this junk. It's worse than my English! Try to see the operetta in some classical version, maybe life in the "Wiener Volksoper" or in the 1986 Carlos Kleiber/ Deutsche Grammophon DVD, and you would be delighted with it.
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