Friday, February 22, 2013

Michael



1924 German Feature
Alternate Titles: Mikaël / Chained / Chained: The Story of the Third Sex / Heart's Desire

Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Walter Slezak, Nora Gregor, Robert Garrison and Max Auzinger
Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer
Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer and Thea von Harbou, based on the novel Mikaël by Herman Bang

Synopsis:
The romance of an aging painter and his younger lover is jeopardized by the arrival of a conniving countess.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 86% / Audience: 71%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • Following the success of Carl Theodor Dreyer's masterpiece The Passion of Joan or Arc, Michael was rediscovered by critics and film historians and is now widely considered a landmark in gay cinema.

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