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When Nietzsche Wept (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama | 2 August 2007 (Israel)
Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

Director:

Pinchas Perry

Writers:

Pinchas Perry, Irvin D. Yalom (novel) (as Irvin Yalom)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ben Cross ... Josef Breuer
Armand Assante ... Nietzsche
Joanna Pacula ... Mathilda
Michal Yannai ... Bertha (as Michal Yanai)
Jamie Elman ... Sigmund Freud
Andreas Beckett ... Zarathustra
Katheryn Winnick ... Lou Salome
Rachel O'Meara ... Frau Becker
Yzhar Charuzi Yzhar Charuzi ... Hush Man
Ilan Charusi Ilan Charusi ... Carmen Barman
Tal Fructer Tal Fructer ... Girl by Pianist
Silvia Terzieva Silvia Terzieva ... Mrs. Fiefer
Ivaylo Brusowski Ivaylo Brusowski ... Mendel Fiefer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Axl Brusberg Axl Brusberg
Ventsislav Slavov Ventsislav Slavov ... The Father of Josef
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Viennese doctor Josef Breuer meets with philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to help him deal with his despair.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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We Are More In Love With Desire Than The Desired

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some thematic material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

El día que Nietzsche lloró See more »

Filming Locations:

Russe, Bulgaria

Company Credits

Production Co:

Millennium Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Lou Salome: [writing a letter] Dr. Breuer, I must see you on a matter of life or death. Meet at nine tomorrow morning, at the Cafe Rousse.
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Soundtracks

Swan Lake Suite Opus 71A
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter I. Tchaikovsky)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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The Birth of Psychoanalysis: Friedrich Nietzsche, Dr Josef Breuer and Freud
11 December 2007 | by gradyharpSee all my reviews

WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT gives us an insight into the beginnings of Psychology and particularly the Treatment of Talking as begun not by Sigmund Freud, but instead by the brilliant yet troubled mind of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the Viennese physician Dr. Josef Breuer. Pinchas Perry adapted the novel by the same name by Irvin D. Yalom and also directs this period piece. The film works on many levels: the flavor of the period is well captured (though Vienna in the film is Bulgarian locations!), the ideas are fresh to some, and the pacing and use of moments of fine classical music tidbits add flavor. If only more attention had been paid to the theories discussed...

1872 is the time and two men are haunted by demons, and the 'demons' happen to be failed love affairs with famous women. Dr. Josef Breuer (Ben Cross) is a famous physician but is obsessed with an hysterical young woman Bertha (Michal Yannai). Another beautiful lady enters Breuer's world in the form of Lou Salome (Katheryn Winnick) who has had a brief affair with the philosopher Nietzsche (Arman Assante) and feels he needs Breuer's help with his 'Talk Therapy'. The two men meet, share fears, and agree to a mutually beneficial relationship: Breuer will help Nietzsche with his migraines (due to his obsession with Lou Salome) and Nietzsche will share his philosophical approach to the world to help Breuer with is recurring nightmares. The resulting experience is an introduction to psychoanalysis as a treatment, a treatment that fascinates the young Freud (Jamie Elman).

The action is a bit heavy on the dream and surreal sequences instead of being a learned exploration of a very important period of history. The quality of acting is variable: Assante seems the only one to wholly grasp his role as Nietzsche. The film has many flaws but in the end it is an interesting introduction to the history of an important movement in medicine. It takes patience to watch but it is well worth the viewer's time. Grady Harp


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