Beyond Good and Evil (film)

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Beyond Good and Evil
(Al di là del bene e del male)
Au-Dela du Bien et du Mal (movie poster).jpg
Belgian film poster
Directed by Liliana Cavani
Produced by Robert Gordon Edwards
Written by Liliana Cavani
Italo Moscati
Starring Dominique Sanda
Robert Powell
Erland Josephson
Virna Lisi
Cinematography Armando Nannuzzi
Distributed by Les Artistes Associés (United Artists)
Release date(s) 1977 (1977)
Running time 127 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Beyond Good and Evil (Italian: Al di là del bene e del male, UK title: Beyond Evil) is a 1977 drama film directed by Liliana Cavani. It stars Dominique Sanda, Erland Josephson and Robert Powell. The film follows the intense relationship formed in the 1880s between Friedrich Nietzsche, Lou Salome and Paul Rée.

This is the second part of "The German Trilogy" directed by Liliana Cavani. In The Night Porter she described connection between perversion and fascism. This time she describes life of Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher who wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil and spent more than a decade in a state of insanity.

Virna Lisi won Nastro d'Argento Best supporting Actress award Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) from the ‘Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists’.


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