EGON SCHIELE – EXCESS AND PUNISHMENT (1980 GERMANY / FRANCE / AUSTRIA)
AKA "Egon Schiele – Exzess und Bestrafung"
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Directed by Herbert Vesely
Starring: Mathieu Carrière, Jane Birkin, Christine Kaufmann
Genres: French, Biography, Drama, German, Period Pieces, Sexploitation
90 minutes | Widescreen | Color | English subtitles
Egon Schiele – Excess and Punishment is a 1980 film based on the life of the Austrian artist Egon Schiele. Set in Austria during the years immediately prior to and during the Great War, the film stars Mathieu Carriere as Schiele, with Jane Birkin as his muse Walburga (Wally) Neuzil, Christine Kaufmann as his wife Edith, and Kristina van Eyck as Edith's sister. Essentially a depiction of obsession and its constituents of sex, alcohol, and uncontrolled emotions, the film portrays Schiele as an agent of social change leading to the destruction of those he loves and ultimately of himself.