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Moses and Aaron (1975)

Moses und Aron (original title)
Not Rated | | Music, Drama | 5 October 1975 (USA)
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Arnold Schönberg (libretto) (as Arnold Schoenberg)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Günter Reich Günter Reich ... Moses
Louis Devos Louis Devos ... Aron
Eva Csapo Eva Csapo ... Junges Mädchen (as Eva Csapò)
Roger Lucas Roger Lucas ... Junger Mann
Richard Salter Richard Salter ... Anderer Mann
Werner Mann Werner Mann ... Priester
Ladislav Illavsky Ladislav Illavsky ... Ephraîmit
Elfriede Obrowsky Elfriede Obrowsky ... Kranke (as Friedl Obrowsky)
Helmut Baumann Helmut Baumann ... Tänzer
Jürg Burth Jürg Burth ... Tänzer
Nick Frarrant Nick Frarrant ... Tänzer
Wolfgang Kegler Wolfgang Kegler ... Tänzer
Michael Molnar Michael Molnar ... Tänzer
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In expressive, melodic tones, the fraternal pair debate God's true message and intent for His creations, a conflict that leads their followers - in extravagantly choreographed song and dance - towards chaos and sin.

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Music | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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West Germany | Austria | France | Italy

Language:

German

Release Date:

5 October 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moisés E Aarão See more »

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Budget:

DEM1,320,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was dedicated to Holger Meins, the former cinematography student who joined a West German terrorist group in the early 1970s and died on hunger strike in prison. This dedication was censored by German broadcasters for the film's first airing in 1975. It should be noticed that the contrast between ideology and actions has a key role in the film, like in Arnold Schönberg's opera. See more »

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Für Holger Meins, J.M.S. und D.H. See more »

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Version of The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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The worst movie opera
8 November 2014 | by colarusso-1See all my reviews

Moses and Aron is one of the most important Schoenberg's work. He wrote the text and the music. The musical language is very complicated and perform this opera is always a challenge. This film uses one of the finest recordings of Schoenberg's masterpiece as sound, the 1974 recording conducted by Michael Gielen. That could be a very good start, but really, I prefer to listen this recording to watch this grotesque film. I think the direction used only two cameras as the images are always the same for long periods. Moses and Aron look as characters of the "Ten commandments" by Cecil B D. Mile. Israel's people is a ridiculous small choir, all the times without any kind of expression. The second act, with the scene of the orgy around the Golden Calf, is all-comic. At the beginning of the worship, there is a solo of trombone, very dramatic. What we see? A bored camel, nothing more. Other comic moment is when two young have sexual relations. It is as exciting as one advertising of a flue medicament. I am sure that people that heard this magnificent opera for the first time watching this film, never more will try to listen it again. Thank goodness, there are two excellent videos of this opera, one from the Ruhrtriennale 2009 and one from the Vienna Staatsoper.


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