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When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 August 2007 (Israel)
Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

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Credited cast:
... Josef Breuer
... Nietzsche
... Mathilda
... Bertha (as Michal Yanai)
... Sigmund Freud
... Zarathustra
... Lou Salome
... Frau Becker
Yzhar Charuzi ... Hush Man
Ilan Charusi ... Carmen Barman
Tal Fructer ... Girl by Pianist
Silvia Terzieva ... Mrs. Fiefer
Ivaylo Brusowski ... Mendel Fiefer
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Axl Brusberg
Ventsislav Slavov ... The Father of Josef
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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

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We Are More In Love With Desire Than The Desired

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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2 August 2007 (Israel)  »

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El día que Nietzsche lloró  »

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[first lines]
Lou Salome: [writing a letter] Dr. Breuer, I must see you on a matter of life or death. Meet at nine tomorrow morning, at the Cafe Rousse.
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Blue Danube Waltz Opus 314
Composed by Johann Strauss
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Disappointing
12 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

I rented this DVD having seen it while looking for something else. When I saw the title on the jacket I couldn't believe my eyes. I read Yalom's book about a year ago and loved it, in fact admire Yalom's work in general. (I am a clinical psychologist.) I have watched perhaps 30 minutes of this movie and have had to turn it off. I'm not sure if I can take much more. At a superficial level, the faux accents, as others have commented, are simply distracting at best and irritating and vapid at worst. The acting is dull when it should be passionate and comical when it should be serious. The portrayal of Lou Salome is simply flippant, and the brilliant Freud comes off as little more than a schoolboy. I see very little of the book's spirit conveyed thus far. I had hoped to be able to recommend this film to my students. Instead, I will refer them to the book. Imagine that.


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