Annemarie Schwarzenbach Duende (2012)

The life of Swiss icon Annemarie Schwarzenbach.


Malga Kubiak


Malga Kubiak


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Credited cast:
AnToNieTa AnToNieTa ... Margot von Opel
Hanna Chawki Hanna Chawki ... Stanislawa Przybyszewska
Malga Kubiak ... Dr. Forell
Mats Lundell Mats Lundell ... Chap with rifle
Agata Mocarska Agata Mocarska ... Annemarie Schwarzenbach
Lola Moller Lola Moller ... Dr. Freeman
Michal Piotrowski Michal Piotrowski ... Klaus Mann
Dana Platter Dana Platter ... Marlene Ditrich
Paja Rasinska Paja Rasinska ... Carson McCullers, Dr.Watson
Evelina Roos Evelina Roos ... Burlesque dancer


The life of Swiss icon Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

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7 January 2012 (Sweden) See more »


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SEK 28,000 (estimated)
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Color (Black & White)
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Interest in lesbian intellectuals. interested in 1933, interested in decadence. interested in Klaus Mann. In love with Annemarie Schwarzenbach. See more »

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Review by Andrzej Slodkowski, shorten by Malga Kubiak
25 December 2014 | by MalgaKubiakSee all my reviews

REVIEW BY ANDRZEJ SLODKOWSKI. Deepening Malga Kubiak's intellectual LGBT topics, although in many of her films erotic elements appear on front plan, which is merely the effect of a tornado to perception of the viewer, here female genitals, might make u forget about the rest of the world.

Eroticism impresses in ANNEMARIE SCHARZENBACH DUENDE, yet shows a certain period of the history of European culture where very subjective of things like homosexual love or opium, goes to the biographical film in historical context of the III Reich, yet tells the story of La Bohème. Klaus Mann appears, Stanislawa Przybyszewska, Margot Von Opel & many others. Erica Mann is only mentioned, she is physically absent, although she was the great though unrequited love Annemarie Schwarzenbach have consumed. When it comes to style is presented here to the era of fits. A.S.Duende is classic, malleable in the frames, also a theater, segments wreck, clearly images, strong light, color sharpness, details of costumes, architecture / filmed in Stockholm, who plays Berlin 1933, especially fascinates in the club black backgrounds, to this are highly exposed details of art or acting. This is the advantage of theatricality. This is not the American cinema, its the prospect of detention in the frame. The scene is panoramic, are also a half staff, depth of field is interesting, is distinguished in plan 1, 2, 3 as classic Orson Wells method. III Reich documentaries shown by Crystal Night marches, swastika with candles, burning books under Rajhstag. Shortness of documentary moments does not interrupt the lesbian love story and club scenes. Although the movie of Malga Kubiak is not a musical its aesthetic could have prototypes in such masterpieces as Twilight of the Gods by Visconti or Bob Fosse's Cabaret. Charleston dance scene shows a joy of life. A historical consciousness, the fall of III Reich, fall of Europe, which represented a decline of freedom in 1933, Berlin, horror stories of German fascism, that is what film heroes await - absolute annihilation and ruins. The film begins with a startling, already bombed in 1945 Unter den Linden in Berlin. Although the plot ends in death of Annemarie Schwarzenbach in 1942. The suggestive Agata Mocarska courageous in the title role of Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Ewelina Roos, & AnToNieTa.  Scene Mocarska / Roos; Annemarie lived through outright erotic lovers, erotic fetish strongly emotionally. Sex scene introduces the originality and strength of pornographic elements where Malga Kubiak proverbially shines, typing location in the artistic traditions of erotic cinema. Great creation of Klaus Mann gives Michal Piotrowski who acts also singer in a cabaret, and nurse in New York. In contrast, the grotesque strong sepia scene of lobotomy resembles Marx Brothers's but pronunciation is scary. Annemarie Schwarzenbach's independence, autonomy, internal and external freedom, an icon of freedom in the most basic sense & like every rebellion bears its price.  Kubiak makes author's cinema, acts Dr. Forelle. The film immortalizes Polish playwright Stanislawa Przybyszewska / Case Danton /. Hanna Chawki acts one of Schwarzenbach lovers, by being over expressive she gives very strong input. AnToNieTa acts imperious demonic beautiful baroness Margot Von Opel. Paja Rasinska acts young Carson McCullers. For generation of 1930 mattered intensity of life, full dose of self-destruction; Przybyszewska lived 34 years as Schwarzenbach. Both were writers, morphine addicts, undeniable proof of the era; the gods live shortly. Annemarie Schwarzenbach 1908 - 1942 is approaching us, was very unusual in her time. She was a writer, photographer, traveler, documentary filmmaker, a lonesome traveled, she is still unusual in our times... Music, Zbigniew Karkowski Electronic Noise, Hanna Chawki is a musician, singing her own & Kurt Weill Three Penny Opera, Pola Negri sings Tango Noturno, Om Kaulthoume, Dana Platter & Dorota Zarowiecka song by Marlene Dietrich from Blue Angel.

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