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Die Generalprobe

Synopsis

Avant-garde filmmaker Werner Schroeter created this cinematic view of the Nancy Experimental Theater Festival in France taking advantage of the emphasis on "experimental" and thereby mirroring the spirit of the festival in the composition of his film itself. Clips of the performers as they go through their paces (jumping into a fountain at dawn, imitating penguins, satirizing a musical revue, and generally being quite expressive) are...more

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