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Moses and Aaron (1975)

Moses und Aron (original title)
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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The opening shot runs more than 9 minutes. See more »

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

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Uncompromising: yes
10 May 2009 | by tentenderSee all my reviews

One of the more watchable filmed operas -- even if one is not terribly fond of the opera. Of course it's not a "gustatory" work (in Brecht's terms) -- meant not for enjoyment but edification. This fits well with the Straub-Huillet aesthetic -- their films are, if nothing else, difficult, so it's a good match between text and director(s). I am somehow (perhaps it is pure snobbishness!) fond of their work. Certainly the earlier short films, "Not Reconciled" and "Machorka Muff" affected me deeply when I saw them in the early 70s. (Their cut-up narratives are appealing to the puzzle-solver in me; their strong ethical stances to the priest in me.) And while the austerity of the Moses/Aron/People scenes is very stark, there is also plenty of vitality in the Golden Calf/orgy scenes. The sacrifice of the virgins, in fact, made me think of Pasolini: visually beautiful yet morally chilling.


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