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Beyond Good and Evil (1977)

Al di là del bene e del male (original title)
The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's ... See full summary »

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Liliana Cavani

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Sanda ... Lou Andreas-Salomé / Wife
Robert Powell ... Paul Rée
Erland Josephson ... Friedrich Nietzsche
Virna Lisi ... Elisabeth / Fritz's sister
Michael Degen Michael Degen ... Karl Andreas / Husband
Elisa Cegani Elisa Cegani ... Franziska / Fritz's mother
Umberto Orsini ... Bernard Foester
Philippe Leroy ... Peter Gast
Carmen Scarpitta Carmen Scarpitta ... Malvida
Nicoletta Machiavelli ... Amanda
Amedeo Amodio Amedeo Amodio ... Dottor Dulcamara / il diavolo-the devil
Renato Scarpa ... Psichiatra / Psychiatrist
Clara Colosimo Clara Colosimo ... Trude / Domestica-maid
Roberto Bruni Roberto Bruni ... Professor Julius Longbehn
Mircha Carven Mircha Carven ... Wolfgang
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The life and ideas of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A love triangle unfolds as Nietzsche and his best friend decides to live with a Jewish woman. According to Nietzsche's philosophy, that is beyond all morality. Depicting Nietzsche's opium addiction and madness meritorious. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Biography | Drama

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Italy | France | West Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 October 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond Good and Evil See more »

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Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Historical fiasco.
2 March 2015 | by feichholzSee all my reviews

Briefly, this film is a historical fiasco because there is no known historical sources, and is not only incoherent but rather deliberately distorts even the most indisputable facts, such as dates and so on.

I can add that the fantasy erotic scenes that fill this ridiculous film are likely to captivate the attention of the mass audience, but make a huge disgrace to the memory of the German thinker and his two companions of intellectual adventure, in first place. It is painful to note so little interest to base this story on facts rather than daring to invent so many situations that are unimaginable. The most obvious example -aside creative liberties, all associated with a simply incredible sexual frenzy-, it may be recalled that Nietzsche stopped seeing Salome in 1884, while he had his breakdown, which resulted from that moment in madness, only in 1888. Suffice it.

Pardon my language, but I do not speak much English.


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