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Release Date: March 26, 1993

Year    :   1993
Slogan    :   «If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.»
Genres    :   Drama, History, Comedy
Production Companies    :   BFI, Channel Four Films, Bandung Productions
Director    :   Derek Jarman
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Writers    :   Derek Jarman, Terry Eagleton, Ken Butler
RunTime    :   75 mins.

A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict the unfolding of his life from boyhood, through the era of the first World War, to his eventual Cambridge professorship and association with Bertrand Russell and John Maynard Keynes. The emphasis in these sketches is on the exposition of the ideas of Wittgenstein, a homosexual, and an intuitive, moody, proud, and perfectionistic thinker generally regarded as a genius.

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