Friday Film Fest: Der Besuch (1964)

Fri. Jan. 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Der Besuch” is a 1964 Century Fox movie with German director Bernhard Wicki and Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn in the leading roles. It’s based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s  1956 famous tragic comedy “Der Besuch der alten Dame” in which rich Claire Zachanassian returns to the small city of Güllen where she grew up as Klara Wäscher to demand justice for what was done to her 45 years earlier. While basically true to this story, this movie makes some interesting changes that are thought provoking in comparison to the play and the two German movie adaptations made in 1959 with Elisabeth Flickenschildt and 2008 with Christiane Hörbiger als Claire Zachanassian. The film will be shown in German with English subtitles.
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