And, more importantly, we have here that kind of “Art” that “we have It is not a masterpiece. A period piece that chronicles an important period in Vienna when Psychoanalysis was being invented and Nietzsche was formulating his philosophies. The film is largely fictional, though many facts and actually occurring events are taken from the characters’ real lives, but are inserted into the film for merely narrative purposes. It was filmed in Bulgaria. No bad, no extraordinary.

Erudite in the extreme and because of that probably isn’t for everyone. The character is seductive, power and Armand Assante is brilliant in his skin. A morose and heavy-handed primer for psychoanalysis. When Nietzsche Wept Armand Assante is great as Nietzsche of the monstrous mustache and spectacles, an exceptional actor. Nietzsche undergoes perhaps the more interesting study of the characters because his is the more dramatic, slipping into despair and depression after initially trying to combat the break up with ‘remedy’ from prostitution and, like I mentioned, fleeing entirely. Nietzsche decides that he will, instead of pursuing treatment, leave for Basel. I did not think the accents were that bad and I’ve actually been to Austria as well as Switzerland.

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A period piece that chronicles an important period in Vienna when Psychoanalysis was being invented and Nietzsche was formulating his philosophies.

The point When Nietzsche Wept has streamong for it the whole time is the age of these primary characters. This movie is surreal.

I was not disappointed, as I thought the movie was very fair and accurately showed Nietzsche’s philosophical mindset. Use the HTML below. Weekend Box Office Results: Yes No Report this. Literally, it has a lot of surrealistic scenes to mess with your mind, but also the whole presentation is surreal because there are so many bizarre angles.

Armand Assante as Nietzsche.

Rachel O’Meara as Frau Becker. Maybe package it as a shallow and titillating pseudo-intellectual romp. Sigmund Freud Andreas Beckett Turning this film off was far more satisfying than turning it on. Thank you for adapting the book.

Views Read Edit View history. It also makes for an interesting story of how psychoanalysis came about.


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And secondly, the script is overladen and over-weighted by its attempt to be serious: Obviously writing in the spirit of Nietzsches works is not understood, so ill change my comment completely. The atmosphere is carefully recreated. Axl Brusberg Ventsislav Slavov Michal Yannai as Berth. Whether it’s the bizarre manner in which Breuer refers to Freud as ‘Siggy’ or the odd scenes to do with diegetic classical music complete with orchestra that Nietzsche himself composes to the bemusement of those around him, the film remains an interesting look at a subject that is being dealt with head on rather than in a metaphorical or dramatic way, much like Hitchcock and Lynch have done in the past.

I found the dreams amazingly directed as you know most directors make silly dream scenes, and the music also was just a very wise pick since nothing made but just picked from known and famous classics, that made it closer to the ear.

The movie started with Nietzche giving a speech that “We created God, and now we have killed Him. In fact, she’s really quite awful. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Film articles using image size parameter. The meeting of forefathers of the Vienna circle in this fictional film leads down many strange paths and experiments in several ways to convey despair, hope, love etc; However, there are some major faults.

So, the next time they met, Breuer makes the suggestion that, while he treats Nietzsche’s body, Nietzsche must “treat” Breuer of the despair that he feels after falling in love with one of his patients, Bertha Pappenheim played by Michal Yannaiotherwise known as Anna O.

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A morose and heavy-handed primer for psychoanalysis. To me it seems a kind of philosophy-informing-actions inconsistency–the type that Dostoyevsky explores.

Come on, make it proper English or better yet; German! In all, I think it’s an entertaining experience, especially if you don’t take it too seriously. The quality of acting is variable: Some might call it Mid Life Depression, but I think it is more common than some old guys living in fear of life unfulfilled. But this isn’t the end of it. It rather portrays a small society of intelligent people during a particular time in history who respect and help one another.


Edit Did You Know? Waxing philosophical on college days of reading multitudes of well worn copies of several philosophers on in summer on lake Mendota. If someone tells a story about a tomato, i can express my thoughts about the story itself, but also about the chosen subject, the tomato.

Nietzsche has to have his arm twisted, so to speak, but once weph agrees, he sincerely applies himself. When Nietzsche Wept But, since that literary move was obviously necessary, in order to render a portrayal of the “human, all too-human” side of the man in desperate need of “help”, Nietzsche – not easy to acquire solely from year-long study of even the entirety of his published and unpublished works – one may simply relax and rely on the philosophic axiomatic that: But the big surprise of the movie is just how excellent Ben Cross is playing the role of the frustrated doctor Breuer, going through a mid-life crisis and dealing with his own neuroses as a means of bringing Nietzsche out of his shell basically attempting to get Nietzsche to self-diagnose.

There is no surprise that a film dealing with psychoanalysis, and containing Sigmund Freud, has a few mind games up its sleeve. It is not a masterpiece. They act more in keeping with Christian principles. This page was last edited on 11 Januaryat Frau Becker Yzhar Charuzi Andreas Beckett as Zarathustra.

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