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Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe

Looking for Love, Finding Love

Published by Diogenes as Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe
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After an intense and long-standing relationship, the composer Mimi Nachtigall and the singer Venus Morgenstern decide to go their separate ways. But they simply cannot escape each other. In an act of desperation, Mimi commits suicide, and Venus takes it upon herself to bring back her lover from Hades – just as Orpheus once rescued his Eurydice. This is a true case of can't live with you, can't live without you. In his afterword, Patrick Süskind writes, The story of Orpheus has retained, to the present day, its power to move us, because it is a story of failure, of a wonderful attempt to reconcile the two elemental forces of human existence – love and death – and to induce the wilder of the two to make at least a small compromise towards the other. Will the reconciliation succeed, just this once, in the fillm?
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Film script with an essay by Patrick Süskind and a foreword by Helmut Dietl, including film stills. After an intense and long-standing relationship, the composer Mimi Nachtigal and the singer Venus Morgenstern decide to go their separate ways. But they simply cannot escape each other. In an act of desperation, Mimi commits suicide, and Venus takes it upon herself to bring back her lover from Hades - just as Orpheus once rescued his Eurydice. This is a true case of ›can't live with you, can't live without you.‹ In his afterword, Patrick Süskind writes, »the story of Orpheus has retained, to the present day, its power to move us, because it is a story of failure, of a wonderful attempt to reconcile the two elemental forces of human existence - love and death - and to induce the wilder of the two to make at least a small compromise towards the other.«

Cinema, General Fiction
224 pages
2005

978-3-257-23503-6

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