I always thought this wildly psychological Hesse book was unfilmable until I saw this movie . Even thought it contains just a portion of the ideas in the dense original, it was an amazing attempt, especially considering the technical limitations of the period. Using video techniques to pull off the kind of stuff that is done easily with cgi, Haines brings us into the surreal internal reality of Harry haller's psyche. I wish someone would clean this flick up and release it on DVD. Worth getting and watching. I think the rating it received here was really off the mark. A cult film that deserves wider recognition, Max von Sydow does a great job, as does Dominique Sanda and Pierre Clementi
Steppenwolf (1974) 720p YIFY Movie
In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and ...
IMDB: 6.31 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 1.30G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 107
- IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 2 / 1
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In the bourgeois circles of Europe after the Great War, can anything save the modern man? Harry Haller, a solitary intellectual, has all his life feared his dual nature of being human and being a beast. He's decided to die on his 50th birthday, which is soon. He's rescued from his solipsism by the mysterious Hermine, who takes him dancing, introduces him to jazz and to the beautiful and whimsical Maria, and guides him into the hallucinations of the Magic Theater, which seem to take him into Hell. Can humor, sin, and derision lead to salvation?
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Ahead of its timeReviewed bybrian_whistlerVote: 10/10
I read Hesse's "Journey To The East" and "Siddhartha" in my early twenties and thought they were excellent, but, when I then tried to read "Steppenwolf", it defeated me after a dozen or so pages. I put it to one side for a few weeks, then tried again, with the same result. The same thing happened for a third time.
Then I saw that the movie was showing at a local art-cinema, so thought I'd go and watch it. I allowed myself to suspend judgement until the end, and found it to be an unforgettable movie. OK - it has several flaws, as other reviewers have highlighted, but it certainly made a strong impression on me. I then went home and read the book from cover to cover. It's still not my favourite Hesse book (that honour goes to Siddhartha), but it is definitely a worthwhile read, and I probably would never have finished it if I hadn't seen the movie.
The film is a mostly accurate showing of the novel, Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse. The frame of the story is missing, however. The film was well made for the time, but the acting is pretty bad. The accents make the intentionally vague story of the film even harder to follow. I really enjoyed the way the Tractat was created, and I appreciated that it is very distinct from the rest of the movie, as this follows the pattern of the book. If you have read the book, the film is interesting and worth-while. If you have not, it will most likely be incredibly confusing. I would really like to see a remake of this film, even though I'm not usually a fan of remakes. In this instance, however, I would love to see this book filmed with better acting and a less confusing script.