Tommaso und der Tanz der Geister

A film by Abel Ferrara.

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Their rela­ti­onship is in turm­oil and Tommaso must come to terms with his wife’s desi­re to chan­ge the rules of their mar­ria­ge. This chan­ge bet­ween Tommaso and his wife is set against his simp­le day to day life in Rome; as a stu­dent taking Italian clas­ses, as a tea­cher working with young acting stu­dents, his dealings with the local mar­kets and bars, and most important­ly his rela­ti­onship and the pure love he feels for his young daugh­ter and she for him.

His artis­tic tem­per howe­ver brings ano­ther dyna­mic to the lm. There is the world and the world that exists in Tomasso’s ima­gi­na­ti­on, which espe­ci­al­ly con­cerns and impacts Nikki and the other women in his sphe­re of in uence. He is a bud­dhist with acti­ve visi­ons of the pas­si­on of the Christ as well as an ex-addict and alco­ho­lic in acti­ve reco­very, all in a city he calls home but is still for­eign with the lan­guage and his abili­ty to com­mu­ni­ca­te a strugg­le. The dra­ma builds from this idea of rea­li­ty and ima­gi­na­ti­on, and resol­ves in the dis­co­very of what he and Nikki real­ly want, need from and are capa­ble of giving each other and their family.



US/IT/GB 2019, 119 Min., engl. OmU
Regie & Buch: Abel Ferrara
Kamera: Peter Zeitlinger
Schnitt: Fabio Nunziata 
mit: Willem Dafoe, Cristina Chiriac, Anna Ferrara, Kim Rossi Stewart


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