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The Mystery of Oberwald (1980)

Il mistero di Oberwald (original title)
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... The Queen
... Count of Foehn
Franco Branciaroli ... Sebastian
... Duke of Willenstein
Elisabetta Pozzi ... Edith de Berg
Amad Saha Alan ... Tony
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A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen discovers that Sebastian once wrote a subversive poem that she liked, even though it was attacking her. The Queen dares Sebastian to kill her, otherwise she vows to kill him. Written by Will Gilbert

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"If you don't kill me, I'll kill you." [Video Australia]

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One of the first major international feature films to be shot on video, a controversial decision at the time of its release. See more »

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Version of L'aigle à deux têtes (1948) See more »

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Il mistero di Oberwald
30 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

It is the most beautiful movie of Antonioni after the movie Blowup. Skill of the director is distinguished. Mizanstsenirovka is refined. In the movie beautiful symbolical generalizations.The destiny leads the man (Sebastian) on a lock wall to his love, to his main meeting in life. And for the woman (queen) this meeting with the man is destiny too. Now for them life appears in other look. It is great enlightenment. They are connected now forever. I like the distinguished image of human feelings. Often hands of the person transfer the deepest experiences of a human soul. Shots remind ancient pictures. Beautiful colors. Very beautiful shots at the end of the movie, two hands last to each other. It is a symbol, life is based on inclination of the man and woman, on their love. In my opinion, the best late movie of Antonioni. And Magnificent game of Monica Vitti.


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