The Flying Dutchman

Original title: (Der fliegende Holländer)
GDR, 1964, 101 min, b&w
In German; English subtitles

In order to escape her narrow and restrictive life, Senta, the daughter of a rich shipowner, seeks refuge in her fantasies and dreams. In this realm of imagination, a bold and restless sea captain appears to her—the Flying Dutchman—who is cursed to wander the seas forever. In her obsessive dreams, Senta frees this man through her love for him.

Special features:
  • New Digitally Restored Transfer
  • Turn Subtitles On/Off
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • Musicologist Kristel Pappel-Herz in Conversation with Film Historian Ralf Schenk, 2013
  • "Wagner in East Germany: The Flying Dutchman," by musicologist Joy H. Calico
  • "From an Interview with Joachim Herz," 1963
  • "The Image Emerges from the Music," by Joachim Herz, 2010
  • "Making a Film Opera," by Peter Ulbrich, 2013
  • Original Poster

The Flying Dutchman

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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