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Time Out says

Faced with Hesse's intensely introspective text about the intellectual and emotional crisis of a middle-aged man, Haines opts for a '60s-ish semi-psychedelic approach, with some fetching animated interpolations, an amusing appearance by Clémenti, and a marginal, simplistic 'let's all get stoned' moral. The latter aspect now looks distinctly corny, and some might regard it as a gross misreading of the original. But even the staunchest Hesse devotee will find compensations in Sydow's characterisation and the comparative fidelity of the film's first half.
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Release Details

  • Duration:106 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Fred Haines
  • Screenwriter:Fred Haines
  • Cast:
    • Max von Sydow
    • Dominique Sanda
    • Pierre Clémenti
    • Carla Romanelli
    • Roy Bosier
    • Alfred Baillou
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