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Eika Katappa (1969)

Collage of dramatic scenes, some exaggerated to comic effect, with asynchronous sound from well known classic, operatic, and rock and roll music - with different approaches to love, suffering, and death.

Director:

Werner Schroeter
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gisela Trowe Gisela Trowe
Carla Egerer ... (as Carla Aulaulu)
Rosemarie Heinikel Rosemarie Heinikel ... (as Rosy-Rosy)
Magdalena Montezuma
Alix Buchen Alix Buchen ... (as Alix v. Buchen)
René Schoenenberger René Schoenenberger ... (as René Schönberg)
Rita Bauer Rita Bauer ... (uncredited)
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Collage of dramatic scenes, some exaggerated to comic effect, with asynchronous sound from well known classic, operatic, and rock and roll music - with different approaches to love, suffering, and death.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

Italian | English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

10 October 1969 (West Germany) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film ends with a character dying while saying "Life is very precious, even right now"; a character dies saying the same phrase in Gods of the Plague (1970), released in the same year. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Violetta, Tango
(uncredited)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Arranged by Alexey Kleschenko
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Love Is a Deadly Art
11 April 2014 | by JustAptSee all my reviews

Sigmund and Sieglinde, Quasimodo and Esméralda, Carmen and Don José and many others – scenes of tragic love are performed to the operatic and popular music but all the actors grotesquely overplay their roles so the tragedy gradually turns into the farce. A key phrase "Life is very precious, even right now", that the dying heroes and heroines pronounce with their last expiration, sounds as a subtle derision in the context of this musical black comedy. Endless repetition of the preposterous love scenes and tortuous interconnection of the fragmentary mosaic pieces turn Eikka Katappa into an extremely mannered allegorical pastische. And all this elaborately wrought suite of bizarreness in the end becomes a pure aesthetic delight.


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