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The Absence (1992)

L'absence (original title)
Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.

Director:

Peter Handke

Writer:

Peter Handke
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bruno Ganz ... Player
Jeanne Moreau ... Writer's Wife
Alex Descas ... Soldier
Eustaquio Barjau Eustaquio Barjau ... Writer
Sophie Semin ... Young woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jenny Alpha Jenny Alpha
Evgen Bavcar Evgen Bavcar
Luc Bondy
Sylvain Curial Sylvain Curial
Arielle Dombasle
Pedro Freixa Pedro Freixa
Hervé Telemaque Hervé Telemaque
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Four nameless people -- the old man, the woman, the soldier, and the gambler -- journey to a desolate wasteland beyond the limits of an unnamed city.

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Country:

France | Germany | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish | German

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Absence See more »

Filming Locations:

Pyrenees Mountains, Spain See more »

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Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Part of The Absence (1992) was shot in Peter Handke's own house in Chaville, near Paris, France. He still lives there. See more »

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the long voyage home
21 July 2003 | by donpiponeSee all my reviews

where could we start? the story, the telling, the pilgrims meet each other in a train. who are these strange people, sitting in a train and going on a travel to a nowhere land. Handke has a specific word which i cannot translate at the moment. for using this word he has been criticised more than once: RUCK. and it is exact this ruck which is at the beginning of the narration. four people in a train, afterwards going into the woods which are supposed to be the ardennes in france.


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