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A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.

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Werner Schroeter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Die Frau
Lisa Kreuzer ... Die Frau (voice)
Mathieu Carrière ... Malina
Can Togay Can Togay ... Ivan
Fritz Schediwy Fritz Schediwy ... Vater
Isolde Barth ... Mutter
Libgart Schwarz Libgart Schwarz ... Fräulein Jellinek
Elisabeth Krejcir Elisabeth Krejcir ... Lina
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Bulgare
Jenny Drivala Jenny Drivala ... Opernsängerin
Wiebke Frost ... Schwester der Frau
Lolita Chammah ... Kind
David Philipp Kotai David Philipp Kotai ... Ivans Kind Bela
David Salomonowitz David Salomonowitz ... Ivans Kind Andras
Andre Mueller Andre Mueller ... Herr Mühlbauer
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A female writer and her relationships with two different men, one joyous and one introverted.

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

French | German

Release Date:

17 January 1991 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Малина See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Adrift in Consciousness
8 April 2011 | by JustAptSee all my reviews

Malina is incredibly complex drama on the nature of insanity and to watch it, especially in the beginning, is quite a labour. A woman believes that she is a writer and all her men are fruits of her ill consciousness or personages of her unwritten book or alter egos of her split imagination. And episode after episode her consciousness keeps deteriorating more and more but the end breaks everything once again so all that was happening comes up in absolutely different light and changes its meaning. Malina is an anagram of 'animal' and it isn't accidental but symbolic to the entire surrealistic content of the film. Malina is unique and utterly fabulous movie having many layers of narration and visualization.


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