Heinrich Penthesilea Von Kleist (1983)

Run Time - 144 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Writer and director Hans Neuenfels created this movie by filming his stage production of Penthesilea, interspersing cinematic touches throughout his story of an Amazonian Queen fighting Achilles and the Greeks. Interestingly enough, his theater performance was enhanced by the use of film clips, and like this film, has set ancient characters into the modern world, mixing Amazonian loin cloths with Berlin city-scapes.