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Der Besuch der alten Dame (2008)

In her teens, Mme. Zachanassian had to flee her home town in disgrace. Now she's old and rich and the town is facing bankruptcy. But she returns with news that she wants to help - as long as the townsfolk kill someone for her.

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Nikolaus Leytner

Writers:

Susanne Beck (screenplay), Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christiane Hörbiger Christiane Hörbiger ... Claire Zachanassian
Michael Mendl ... Alfred III
Muriel Baumeister Muriel Baumeister ... Mia Mohr
Lisa Kreuzer ... Angelika III
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ... Matthias Büsing
Dietrich Mattausch Dietrich Mattausch ... Polizist Lutz Wolff
Helmut Berger Helmut Berger ... Oliver Marx
Hans von Borsody ... Pfarrer Gottfried Unseld
Rolf Hoppe ... Georg Riemann
André Pohl André Pohl ... Andreas Postel
Wolfgang S. Zechmayer ... Marc Worth
Kathrin Beck ... Moni Büsing
Daniel Keberle Daniel Keberle ... Mias Kameramann
Bernhard Majcen Bernhard Majcen ... Claires Assistent
Veronika Polly Veronika Polly ... Hausdame
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In her teens, Mme. Zachanassian had to flee her home town in disgrace. Now she's old and rich and the town is facing bankruptcy. But she returns with news that she wants to help - as long as the townsfolk kill someone for her.

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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

13 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Az öreg hölgy látogatása See more »

Filming Locations:

Eisenerz, Steiermark, Austria See more »

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poor, poor DürrenmattI
19 October 2008 | by silveroxSee all my reviews

I love the play, because it shows everything about human beings, love, hate, revenge and how thin the edge is, to loose dignity for money. There will never be a better actress than Therese Giehse who played the part of Claire the first time on stage. Many famous people have tried it after her : Maria Schell, Ingrid Bergman, Heidemaria Hatheyer, Maria Becker and now Christiane Hörbiger. But.......I am sorry to say, that none of them had the quality of Giehse. This film has nothing to do with Dürrenmatt. For me it was like a soup without salt. Poor, poor Dürrenmatt, what would you have said after seeing that piece of nothing?


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