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The Scarlet Letter

  • Film

Time Out says

Hawthorne's novel offers, however improbable a project, themes that connect with the main lines of Wenders' work: the central figure of the adulteress is an outsider in her own society, and the community of European immigrants are strangers in a strange land. But the movie is as uncharacteristic as you'd expect. Wenders made it (just after The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty) as a kind of exercise in fiction, and it definitely lacks the emotional conviction that usually distinguishes his work. But Wenders' admirers will find a lot to interest them. The only major weakness is Jürgen Knieper's excessive score.
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Release Details

  • Duration:89 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Wim Wenders
  • Screenwriter:Wim Wenders, Bernardo Fernandez
  • Cast:
    • Senta Berger
    • Hans Christian Blech
    • Lou Castel
    • Yelena Samarina
    • Yella Rottländer
    • William Layton
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