The Searchers of the Grail (DVD) | Arthaus 109075

The Searchers of the Grail (DVD)

£16.16

Usually available for despatch within 2-3 working days

Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 109075

Format: DVD - NTSC

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Documentary

Release Date: 28th August 2015

Contents

Artists

Placido Domingo
Violetta Urmana
Nikolai Putilin
Matti Salminen
Kirov Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

Artists

Placido Domingo
Violetta Urmana
Nikolai Putilin
Matti Salminen
Kirov Orchestra and Choir

Conductor

Valery Gergiev

About

What do Adolf Hitler, Harrison Ford and Plácido Domingo have in common? All three of them wanted to find the Holy Grail, the cup from which Jesus Christ drank at the Last Supper, and which subsequently collected His blood as He bled on the Cross.

Hitler, the most dangerous dictator of all time, even identified himself with Parsifal, on his quest for the Holy Grail. Harrison Ford, alias Indiana Jones, engages in a fierce race for the cup with the German Nazis in 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. And Plácido Domingo is considered to be one of the best performers ever of Richard Wagner’s 'Parsifal'.

The Wagnerian opera and the three men mentioned above now meet in 'The Searchers of the Grail', a superb documentary by Tony Palmer.

Starting with a 'Parsifal' production starring Plácido Domingo in the title role, Violetta Urmana as Kundry, Nikolai Putilin as Klingsor and Matti Salminen as Gurnemanz, the film takes us to the gardens of the Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Italy, which had been a principal source of inspiration for Wagner; on to the actual stage in Bayreuth for a rare interview with Wolfgang Wagner, the composer’s grandson; and finally to Hollywood and Steven Spielberg’s 'Indiana Jones'.

In an impressive way, Palmer weaves together documentary, fiction and the everlasting spell of the myth of the Holy Grail.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: GB (Original Language), DE, FR, ES
DVD 5 / NTSC
Running Time: 88 mins
FSK: 12
Available worldwide

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here