Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This German language biographical film outlines the life of Reinhold Michael Lenz. Lenz was a German poet and playwright whose brief, rather tragic life in the last half of the 18th century seems to have followed a pattern more often associated with the German Romantic literary movement, which flowered just after his death. The writer's story is told chronologically, without using extensive flashbacks, etc., and this sober technique is typical of the work of director George Moorse. This film is notable for its exquisite cinematography by Gerard Vandenberg.