Despair

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A Russian chocolate-factory owner (Dirk Bogarde) poses as a look-alike in 1930s Berlin.

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Critic Reviews for Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht)

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Audience Reviews for Despair (Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht)

  • Sep 30, 2015
    Despair is a fun and absurd feature. The filmmaking is reminiscent of Bunuel, especially the upfront symbolic imagery, yet the style is distinctly playful, both camera work and acting.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2013
    As Fassbinder's first film in English, this psychedelic drama may have an intriguing story but the direction is heavy-handed and lacks that conviction found in his earlier works. Especially the tone he adopts seems incompatible with the kind of story he wants to tell.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2011
    Personally, I think this is one of Bogarde's finest roles.
    Stefanie C Super Reviewer

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