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The Longing

  • Film

Time Out says

Impressive, assured, beautifully performed study of the apparently mousey wife of an oppressively dour, disciplinarian priest in a gossip-ridden South German village. Subjecting herself to her husband's demands and to the insults of his embittered, ailing sister, Lena finds comfort in the company of a local mechanic. Adding a subplot about a murder may have been unnecessary; the depiction of Lena's living death is powerful enough without recourse to melodrama. There's a welcome touch of Dreyer here, and the faces are especially expressive.
Written by GA

Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Iain Dilthey
  • Screenwriter:Iain Dilthey, Silke Parzich
  • Cast:
    • Susanne-Marie Wrage
    • Klaus Grünberg
    • Robert Lohr
    • Manfred Kranich
    • Eva Löbau
    • Heidemarie Rohweder
    • Sigrid Skötz
    • Wolfgang Packhäuser
    • Peter Lerchbaumer
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