The Death of Maria Malibran

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A series of tableaux illustrating the life and death of a celebrated 19th century German opera singer. Each tableau has a different motif, and each comes across with a decadent romanticism that lies somewhere between the Pre-Raphaelites and a quick flick through the pages of a '40s copy of Vogue. Schroeter's film is a delight to the eye - rich, strange and perverse.

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Director: Werner Schroeter
Screenwriter: Werner Schroeter
Cast: Magdalena Montezuma
Christine Kaufmann
Candy Darling
Anette Tissier
Ingrid Caven