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The Awakening of Spring (2008)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | 17 November 2008 (USA)
Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social... See full summary »

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Frank Wedekind (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yuval David ... Arthur
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Aniston ... Mr. Gable
Gary Bisig Gary Bisig ... Mr. Steifel
Nicholas Downs ... Eugene
Briana Feehan Briana Feehan ... Martha
Jason Graae Jason Graae ... Doctor / Minister / Musician
Heather Maristella ... Ruth (as Heather Freedman)
Jan Milligan ... Henry
Bridget Moloney ... Miriam
Javier Picayo Javier Picayo ... Matthew
Chad Richman Chad Richman ... George
Alex Schemmer ... Joseph
Susan Elizabeth Shaw ... Thea
Jesse Lee Soffer ... Michael
Victoria Tennant ... Mrs. Woodman
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Based on the 1891 play "Spring Awakening," this filmed stage drama examines the tensions and confusion of young people as their growing sexual awareness conflicts with the repressive social environment around them. John Aniston and Victoria Tennant are part of a veteran cast in this earnest and explicit study of the dangerous tension between youthful urges and society's rules. The film is directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman. Written by Anonymous

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English

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17 November 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Goofs

Early in Matthew's (Javier Picayo) final long monologue, he takes off his shirt and throws it to the floor. During the rest of that same speech, the shirt moves three times - from upstage right to downstage left, back to upstage right and back to downstage left again. See more »

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Version of Frühlingserwachen (1924) See more »

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16 September 2010 | by Broadwaybabe14See all my reviews

I had read a lot of bad things about this, but I actually enjoyed it. I am a big Spring Awakening fan and have read the original play, and seen the musical. The way the story flowed was interesting taking plot elements from the original play and the musical and adding in things I don't recall in either. Never the less it was a fresh perspective on this archaic yet somehow modern story. I found the nudity a bit gratuitous, but I guess that was just an artistic choice. I also didn't understand why it was necessary to change the names of the characters, I found it distracting. The acting isn't wonderful, but I must say I enjoyed the characters of Michael/Melchior and Matthew/Moritz, I wish I could see more from these talented young men. At times Anne/Wendla's acting seemed odd for the time period it is supposed to be, although the time and place are left open to interpretation in this case. And I felt Miriam/Ilse was a bit over the top with not much substance. However, Frank Wedekind's writing is very interesting and beautiful, with a unique story and human characters. It amazes me how in both this production and the musical, this story needs no frills. No smoke and mirrors to distract from the language and story. I found the minimal set quite satisfactory. I agree with the first poster about the clarinet, annoying and distracting. I liked this more than I thought I would, it is strange in a good way. I would suggest anyone not familiar with the story read the play or see the musical. But Spring Awakening fans who enter with an open mind should enjoy it thoroughly!


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