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Von Heute Auf Morgen

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Opera lovers may be especially appreciative of this version of Arnold Schoenberg's rarely seen one-act comic opera. Directors Daniele Huillet and Marie Straub shot their film in the formerly avant garde style of a Bertolt Brecht production, meaning that it's design is spare and formal; it is presented in a remote manner evocative of Schoenberg's modernist intellectual sensibilities. The opera is set on a soundstage, the camera positioned low and in the front as if it were filming from the proscenium; the...more

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