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The Guest – an episode in the life of Eugène Marais

by Ross DEVENISH

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Athol Fugard plays Eugene Marais, an Afrikaner intellectual, naturalist, poet, author, rebel and morphine addict who publicly attacked the repressive Transvaal Government. On a remote farm, trying to overcome his drug habit, Marais observes the animal world to understand the essence of dependency. Fugard totally inhabits what is the most demanding and exciting role of his career. A twilight film on the origin of pain and grief, man fighting against himself in a poetic exploration of an intense inner life, which his contemporaries cannot connect to. The Guest is a rare and magnificent film.

 

Watch Devenish’s interview (by Giulia Raffaelli)

  • Titre français
    The Guest – an episode in the life of Eugène Marais
  • Scénario
    Athol Fugard
  • Photo
    Rob Stewart
  • Montage
    Lionel Selwyn
  • Son
    Ian Ross
  • Interprétation
    Athol Fugard, Marius Weyers, Gordon Vorster, Wilma Stockenström
  • Production
    Guest Productions
  • Producteur délégué
    Gerald Berman
  • Directeur artistique
    Jeni Halliday
  • Ventes internationales
    M.NET : stayci.valentine@mnet.co.za
  • Support de projection
    DigiBeta
  • Sous-titrage
    VOST électronique

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