Der Rosenkonig (1986)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - Portugal, West Germany  |  
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Released in English-speaking countries as The Rose King, the German Der Rosenkonig is another of director Wern Schroeter's self-indulgent studies of intense, artistically expressed human passion. The scene is a large Portuguese estate. Still-beauteous widow Magdalene Montezuma lives in empty luxury on the estate with her son. This close familial relationship is shaken up, but ultimately strengthened, by the arrival of a low-born laborer. Director Schroeter unfolds his tale with the slightly surreal logic of a midsummer daydream.

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laborer, passion, son, widow/widower