Werther (1986 film)

Werther is a 1986 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pilar Miró and starring Eusebio Poncela. It is a modern adaptation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.

Werther
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Directed byPilar Miró
Produced byCésar Benítez
Pilar Miró
Written byMario Camus
Pilar Miró
StarringEusebio Poncela
CinematographyHans Burmann
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish

The film was entered into the main competition at the 43rd edition of the Venice Film Festival.[1] It also won the award for best sound at the first edition of the Goya Awards.[2]

PlotEdit

In a coastal town in northern Spain, a young Greek teacher, Werther, lives alone in his ancestors' old house on the other side of the bay. He is a romantic and melancholic man who agrees to tutor the son of a wealthy shipowner, an introverted and difficult child. Werther will be attracted to the boy's mother, a strong and independent woman, and will no longer be able to live without him.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ VV.AA. Variety Film Reviews, Volume 19. Garland Pub., 1989.
  2. ^ "PREMIADOS 1987. I EDICIÓN PREMIOS GOYA" (PDF). Premios Goya. Retrieved 17 November 2015.

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