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When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

 -  Drama  -  2 August 2007 (Israel)
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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

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We Are More In Love With Desire Than The Desired

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Lou Salome: [writing a letter] Dr. Breuer, I must see you on a matter of life or death. Meet at nine tomorrow morning, at the Cafe Rousse.
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Ride of the Valkyries
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A rare glimpse into a rare struggle
10 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Knowing nothing of the book, and based solely on the DVD cover and description I expected a disappointingly shallow, titillating pseudo-intellectual romp through the fields of pretense. But the portrayal of the rare humanity of these characters as they confronted their obsessions and limitations drew me into rapt attention at the next plot development. Perhaps I'm just shallow and easily amused, but this story gave a fairly good look at a decent man, Joseph Breuer, and his struggle to really feel his humanity. This is an important story, one rarely told because how many story tellers have been through the fire of transformation to live for real? Where do you find an audience willing to sit through something they're desperately trying to avoid themselves? Maybe package it as a shallow and titillating pseudo-intellectual romp. Sure there were times when I saw through the weave of the story, for a moment I even saw Assante speaking lines rather than Nietzsche talking but for the most part this story was to me a real story of people really evolving right before our very eyes. That's not something you're going to see every day.


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