Despair Trailer

Despair Trailer (1978)

19 May 1978 Drama 119 mins

Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a zaftig empty-headed siren who is also sleeping with her cousin. Hermann is soon given to intemperate outbursts at his workers, other businessmen, and strangers. Then, he meets Felix, an itinerant laborer, whom he delusionally believes looks exactly like himself. Armed with a new life insurance policy, he hatches an elaborate plot in the belief it will free him of all his worries.

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Dirk Bogarde

as Hermann Hermann

Andréa Ferréol

as Lydia Hermann

Klaus Löwitsch

as Felix Weber

Volker Spengler

as Ardalion

Peter Kern

as Müller

Gottfried John

as Perebrodov

Bernhard Wicki

as Orlovius

Adrian Hoven

as Inspektor Schelling

Hark Bohm

as Doktor

Isolde Barth

as Frau in Pension

Ingrid Caven

as Hotelangestellte


Michael Ballhaus

Michael Ballhaus Director of Photography

Peer Raben

Original Music Composer

International Titles

Desesperación Trailer

Despair - Uma Viagem na Luz Trailer

Désespoir Trailer

Despair - Eine Reise ins Licht Trailer

Desesperación Trailer

Kohti auringonlaskua Trailer

Utazás a fénybe Trailer

Dobbeltgjengeren Trailer

Desperacja Trailer

International Releases Dates

Germany 19 May 1978

Denmark 17 November 1978

Spain 27 November 1978

Finland 10 November 1978

France 19 May 1978

United States 01 October 1978

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