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Despair (1978)

119 min | Drama

In early-1930s Berlin, an elegant Russian émigré and eccentric chocolatier convinces himself that he has seen his doppelgänger, and hatches a murderous plan to trade his existence for an entirely new one. Will he get over the deep despair?
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Tom Stoppard (screenplay) | Vladimir Nabokov (novel "Otchayaniye")
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Oct 1978 (United States)

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Volker Spengler
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Armin Meier
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Peter Kern
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Hark Bohm
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Roger Fritz
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Gottfried John
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Ingrid Caven
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7.2 / 10 | 1,909 votes