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Anny Schlemm in Bluthochzeit: Blood Wedding

Bluthochzeit: Blood Wedding

1964 NR

Wolfgang Fortner's rendition of Federico Garcia Lorca's tragic tale of family, love and vengeance centers on a bride (Anny Schlemm) who runs off with a man from the family her husband-to-be (Johannes Grossmann) has sworn a vendetta against. Considered one of Fortner's most powerful works, this lyric tragedy -- performed live in Stuttgart, Germany in 1964 -- delves into the complex relationship between desire, ritual and violence.