The Malady of Death

Das Mal des Todes (Original title)

1985 Drama

About

In the space of a short 65 minutes, a woman enters the luxury apartment of a wealthy man with an eccentric fascination for the female form and is paid both for her sexual favors and for lying there naked and letting him examine the aesthetics of her body. For most of the hour, as the concise narration of Marguerite Duras' novel on eroticism and aesthetics fills the aural gaps, actress Marie Colbin...

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Directed by

Peter Handke

Written by

Marguerite Duras (Novel)
Peter Handke (Screenplay)

Runtime

65 minutes

Country

Austria

Language

German

Cast