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Antonio Cintado in The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

1973 NR

Filmed in Spain with a German-speaking cast, Wim Wenders's adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel set in 17th-century Salem, Mass., brings an outsider's perspective to the bigotry and behavior of early-American immigrants. Senta Berger provides a riveting portrayal of adulteress Hester Prynne; Lou Castel plays the tortured Rev. Dimmesdale; and Hans Christian Blech plays Hester's long-absent husband.