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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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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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A thrilling performance by Isabelle Huppert of a dual personality
6 January 2001 | by think_7See all my reviews

Malina, the key character of this psychological enigma, is the strong rational part of a fragile personality, which splits also in a passionate female character, played by Isabelle Huppert, both actually symbolic figures of a single personality. The story describes, in a thrilling performance of the dual actors, a disastrous love affair, where love substitutes the reason of being and in spacial reflections of her childhood and parents, unfolds the puzzle of authenticitation in a passionate relationship. Symbolic behavioral patterns are the driving elements of this movie by a german director, but in perfect line with classic French movies, e.g. by Claude Chabrol.


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