Despair

1978

N / A

119 Min

Despair

(0/5)

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… Read More

Details

Released:
Jan 1st, 1978
Budget:
$6,000,000.00
Revenue:
$10,500,000.00
Country:
USA

Starring

Dirk Bogarde
Andréa Ferréol
Klaus Löwitsch
Volker Spengler

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Cast/Crew-View All

  • Dirk Bogarde

    Herman

  • Andréa Ferréol

    Lydia

  • Klaus Löwitsch

    Felix

  • Volker Spengler

    Ardalion

Trivia-View All

- The film was selected to screen in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1978.

- The film was made and released about forty-four years after the film's source novel of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov had been first published as a serial in the literary journal…More

- Scenes filmed at the chocolate factory were shot utilizing a lavender visual aesthetic featuring the color purple on props and costumes.

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