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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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Hjalmar Ekdal
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Hedwig Ekdal, Tochter
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Gina Ekdal, Gattin
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Alter Ekdal
Heinz Moog ...
Konsul Werle
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Frau Sörby
Robert Werner ...
Molvik
Guido Wieland ...
Pettersen
Uwe Falkenbach ...
Der Kahle
Erich Aberle ...
Der Dicke
Bruno Thost ...
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Anton Duschek ...
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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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Beautifully tragic film
31 July 2003 | by See 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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