Robert Musil – Young Törless, A Film by Volker Schlöndorff

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  • Volker Schlordorff talked about this film here.

  • Robert Musil (6 November 1880 – 15 April 1942)

    His unfinished novel The Man Without Qualities (German: Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften) is generally considered to be one of the most important modernist novels.

    Young Robert M. (click to see large)

  • On the Edge of Revelation by Coetzee – Musil’s Five Women

  • “[…] a number of flawed individuals can often add up to a brilliant social unit.”
    ― Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1

    “What is perceptible to one’s mistrust is the cut-and-dried way that life is divided up and the ready-made form it assumes, the ever-recurring sameness of it, the pre-formations passed down by generation after generation, the ready-made language not only of the tongue but also of the sensations and the feelings. ”
    ― Robert Musil (more quotes here)

    Related link – Volker Schlöndorff
    Circle of Deceit (Bruno Ganz & Hanna Schygulla )

  • Mathieu Carriere, an actor who played Torless is married to Jennifer Bartlet (American artist).