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The Wild Duck (1976)

Die Wildente (original title)
This tragic drama is adapted from a popular Ibsen play about the relationship between a mother, her ego-maniacal husband, and their daughter. The father never approves of anything the daughter does.

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Henrik Ibsen (play), Hans W. Geissendörfer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruno Ganz ... Gregers
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Hjalmar Ekdal
Anne Bennent ... Hedwig Ekdal, Tochter
Jean Seberg ... Gina Ekdal, Gattin
Martin Flörchinger Martin Flörchinger ... Alter Ekdal
Heinz Moog Heinz Moog ... Konsul Werle
Heinz Bennent ... Dr. Relling
Sonja Sutter ... Frau Sörby
Robert Werner Robert Werner ... Molvik
Guido Wieland Guido Wieland ... Pettersen
Uwe Falkenbach Uwe Falkenbach ... Der Kahle
Erich Aberle Erich Aberle ... Der Dicke
Bruno Thost Bruno Thost ... Der Kurzsichtige
Anton Duschek Anton Duschek ... Graberg
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This tragic drama is adapted from a popular Ibsen play about the relationship between a mother, her ego-maniacal husband, and their daughter. The father never approves of anything the daughter does.

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Drama

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Country:

West Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

28 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Duck See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Final film of Jean Seberg. See more »

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Version of Vildanden (1970) See more »

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Beautifully tragic film
31 July 2003 | by phlbrqSee all my reviews

I saw this in '78 and was very impressed. If memory serves, it had a theme similar to The Iceman Cometh that provided a disturbing emotional impact many will find depressing. I mostly recall a mood of bleak, sad, natural beauty. The cinematography is by Robby Muller now associated with Wenders and Jarmush.


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