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Wittgenstein

Wittgenstein
  • 1993
  • UK
  • 75 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Derek Jarman
  • Written by: Ken Butler, Terry Eagleton, Derek Jarman
  • Cast: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton.

A made-for-TV guide to the coolest 20th century philosopher that Britain has any claim to is a home-grown intellectual's dream scenario. Arranged in inescapably 'Jarmanesque' tableaux, the vignettes are enjoyable in themselves, but the cinematic limitations of trendy academia are clear. Biography rather than enlightenment.

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