The Suicide

1996 | 01:27:49 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Performance

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The tension arising between the demands of AIDS activism and Bordowitz's increasing desire to explore aspects of his own life outside the framework of AIDS resulted in the appropriation of a work from the Soviet avant-garde: Nikolai Erdman's play The Suicide. The protagonist, Semyon, as he tries to unyoke himself from the enforced optimism of a bureaucratic order that prohibits any discussion of disappointment and despair following the revolution.

Featuring Lothaire Bluteau as Semyon.