Nah, “best known for” is Der Himmel über Berlin, hands down.
I really need to watch that again.
This was inevitable:
I’d mentioned it in the other thread, but I’d recommend The American Friend, starring Ganz and Dennis Hopper as the Mr. Ripley character.
But man, if the trailer isn’t just inscrutable (in terms of describing the plot):
Ganz is amazing in Downfall. The last thing I saw Ganz in was a video of the 2014 memorial concert for conductor Claudio Abbado who had passed away that year. There, Ganz (one of Abbado’s closest friends) read “Bread and Wine” by philosopher/poet Friedrich Holderlin (a favorite of Abbado). Ganz’s reading of Holderlin’s tragic elegy was very austere, letting the power of the poem’s words do the work. A brilliant move.
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