THE OTHER AND I

by Gunter Eich


Translated by: Robert Goss
Technical Production: by Danny Kopelson
(Fantasy Studios)
Directed & Produced by: Erik Bauersfeld

 

Ellen Harland & Carmilla:
  Winefred Mann
John Harland:
  Moran Upton
Philomena:
  Lorri Holt
The Old Mother:
  Shirley Jac-Wagner
The Father:
  Robert Haswell
Giovanni:
  Rick Cimino
Carlo:
  Tony Amondola
Antonio:
  Mark Rousseau

 

Gunter Eich is the most famous of all German writers for radio. His work remained more traditional than the Neue Hörspiel, but his style is poetic, full of themes and imagery that derive largely from German romanticism. He explores lost identities, between people, between words and their external correlatives, between the living and the dead. In The Other and I, an American family touring Europe have detoured on a hot Sunday afternoon to swim at a resort on the north Italian coast. On the way they pass a desolate fishing village. An old woman stands at the foot of a bridge watching them pass. Ellen, the mother, sees her and later is drawn back, away from her family to find her. When she does she enters a world and a life from which there is no escape.

 

Length: 60:00

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