Despair [Blu-Ray]

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Based on the classic novel by Vladimir Nabokov with screenplay adaptation by Tom Stoppard. In early 1930s Germany, against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power, Hermann Hermann (Dirk Bogarde), a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts experiencing mental breakdowns. He soon meets Felix, an unemployed laborer, who Hermann believes to be his doppelganger. He hatches up an elaborate plot, which he believes will free him of all his worries and nightmares. Cinematography by legendary DP, Michael Ballhaus (Goodfellas, The Departed). Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Berlin Alexanderplatz).

FULLY RESTORED IN HD FROM THE ORIGINAL NEGATIVE TOM

STOPPARD’S ADAPTATION OF A VLADIMIR NABOKOV NOVEL

SPECIAL FEATURES: • A feature-length making-of documentary directed by ROBERT FISCHER • NEW interviews with leading actress ANDREA FERREOL, screenwriter TOM STOPPARD, cinematographer MICHAEL BALLHAUS and other cast & crew • Archival interviews with director RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER