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Moses und Aron (1975)

Not Rated | | Music, Drama | 5 October 1975 (USA)
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Arnold Schönberg (libretto) (as Arnold Schoenberg)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Günter Reich Günter Reich ... Moses
Louis Devos Louis Devos ... Aron
Eva Csapo Eva Csapo ... Junges Mädchen (as Eva Csapò)
Roger Lucas Roger Lucas ... Junger Mann
Richard Salter Richard Salter ... Anderer Mann
Werner Mann Werner Mann ... Priester
Ladislav Illavsky Ladislav Illavsky ... Ephraîmit
Elfriede Obrowsky Elfriede Obrowsky ... Kranke (as Friedl Obrowsky)
Helmut Baumann Helmut Baumann ... Tänzer
Jürg Burth Jürg Burth ... Tänzer
Nick Frarrant Nick Frarrant ... Tänzer
Wolfgang Kegler Wolfgang Kegler ... Tänzer
Michael Molnar Michael Molnar ... Tänzer
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Music | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

West Germany | Austria | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moisés E Aarão See more »

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Budget:

DEM 1,320,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The opening shot runs more than 9 minutes. See more »

Crazy Credits

Für Holger Meins, J.M.S. und D.H. See more »

Connections

Edited into Proposta in quattro parti (1985) See more »

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Uncompromising
27 November 1998 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

Schoenberg's music will not be to all tastes, but I bought the Michael Gielen / ORF soundtrack recording after seeing this film, something I didn't do after viewing The Lion King or Titanic. Gielen, incidentally, is Schoenberg's son-in-law.

I found this production riveting with intense performances from the two principals. An austere staging suits the score.

I would love an opportunity to see this film again. Any chance that Cinematheque Ontario will reprise their Opera As Cinema series? The other films in the series to rival Moses and Aaron in quality if not in style were Katerina Izmailova, Boris Godunov, and Tales of Hoffman.

Schoenberg returned to the faith of his forefathers after experiencing persecution at the hands of us Christians. He really came back with a vengeance.


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