Film Screening: “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner

Film Screening: “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner

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Fri 17 May 2019, 7.30 pm
Goethe Institut
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

“Woyzeck” is a fragment of a drama of the German physician and poet Georg Büchner (1813-1837). It was performed for the first time in Munich in 1913. Since then, it has been translated into numerous languages and many times re-interpreted. It is one of the most frequently performed drama and has by far the strongest influence on German literature. “Woyzeck” inspired numerous artists to create something of its own.

Werner Herzog filmed Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck” 1979, with Klaus Kinsky starring in the main role. Herzog´s “Woyzeck” is so far the best-known adaptation of the piece. Herzog works closely on the literary text and uses long settings in the scenes to maintain an authentic impression of the play. The sharp cuts between the scenes are reminiscent of the fragmentary of “Woyzeck”.

Watch the trailer:

Language: German, Vietnamese

Free entrance

Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 24 3734 2251
Fax: +84 24 3734 2254
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