7.2/10
133
2 user

Die Antigone des Sophokles nach der Hölderlinschen Übertragung für die Bühne bearbeitet von Brecht 1948 (Suhrkamp Verlag) (1992)

A teenaged girl is executed for going against a king's wishes and honoring her brother's death.

Writers:

(play) (as Brecht), (translation: German) (as Hölderlinschen) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Music | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Günter Reich, Louis Devos, Eva Csapo
Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Andreas von Rauch, Vladimir Baratta, Martina Baratta
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two segments. The first one arranges six stories from Cesare Pavese's "Dialoghi con Leucò", taken from classical mythology. The second segment is taken from Pavese's novel "La luna e i falò... See full summary »

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Olimpia Carlisi, Guido Lombardi, Gino Felici
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Film opens on December 28, 1999, three days before the dawn of the new century. A local reporter, Iron Idem, announces that the Martians have landed. Shortly after that his program loses ... See full summary »

Director: Piotr Szulkin
Stars: Roman Wilhelmi, Krystyna Janda, Mariusz Dmochowski
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna.

Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Gustav Leonhardt, Christiane Lang, Paolo Carlini
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Following three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after military service, we see their aspirations juxtaposed against everyday life in 1960 Soviet Union.

Director: Marlen Khutsiev
Stars: Valentin Popov, Nikolay Gubenko, Stanislav Lyubshin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

Director: Pedro Costa
Stars: Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte
Directors: Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Adriano Aprà, Anne Brumagne, Ennio Lauricella
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a film set there are two things missing, the film material and the director. So the actors and actresses as well as the crew try to make the best out of the situation. When the director ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Stars: Lou Castel, Eddie Constantine, Marquard Bohm
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The former famous painter Frenhofer revisits an abandoned project using the girlfriend of a young visiting artist. Questions about truth, life, and artistic limits are explored.

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Michel Piccoli, Jane Birkin, Emmanuelle Béart
Kanal (1957)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement.

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An entangled story which details the lives of a German family throughout their various generations.

Director: Jean-Marie Straub
Stars: Heinrich Hargesheimer, Carlheinz Hargesheimer, Martha Staendner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Astrid Ofner ... Antigone
Ursula Ofner ... Ismene
Hans Diehl ... Die Alten
Kurt Radeke ... Die Alten
Michael Maassen ... Die Alten
Rainer Philippi ... Die Alten
Werner Rehm ... Kreon
Lars Studer ... Wächter
Stephan Wolf-Schönburg ... Hämon
Albert Hetterle ... Tiresias
Mario di Mattia ... Knabe
Michael König ... Bote
Libgart Schwarz ... Botin
Edit

Storyline

A teenaged girl is executed for going against a king's wishes and honoring her brother's death.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

2 September 1992 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Antigone  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Antigoni (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Soldaten
Composed by Bernd Alois Zimmermann
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A 'Moving Theater': Brilliant
3 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

If Theater is 1 and Cinema is 2, Joao Cesar Monteiro's directorial style is at 1.7 and from what I have seen so far, Straub/Huillet's is a magical 1.3. And even if on the other side of the spectrum, their films also invoke similar reactions as Monteiro's, that comes from witnessing Cinema that is unique and unlike that is commonly known of. Their(S/H) shooting style is always sparse, simple, and every frame is like a theater, they just borrow the flexibility of angles and the freedom of stage preparation from films, and create their own brand of 'moving theater'. Antigone is most definitely a Brechtian film, as is Dalla Nube…, and again, a recreation of the mythological play Antigone by Sophocles. The film retells the tragedy with moving lines, delivered with utter poignancy, acted out to his heart by Werner Rehm, as the tyrant Creon, and also by all other characters. In this film though, the elements for theater are in full glory, more than in Dalla Nube… and the stage is awesome - the entire film is set in an amphitheater on a mountain cliff, never moving out. The play captures its subjects beautifully, and the characters move in sync with their words and surroundings, creating an experience that thrives on choreography, and less on conventional paradigms of a movie. The content is well executed, as the play takes shape in all its paradoxes and futilities, and man, did I enjoy losing myself in the mesmeric power of words again! Straub/Huillet has certainly hit a soft spot, through two films that are not for the impatient, but in its fruition, richly rewarding. Amongst other tiny signs of mastery, it is tremendous how Straub/Huillet execute the 'stage-touch' by simply letting his characters exit the scope of camera before moving on. Gives you a moment to think about what just happened, another important aspect of the theater. If you are tired of films, watch this play.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial