Der kurze Brief zum langen Abschied (1978) AKA Short Letter to the Long Goodbye


A young German man who has just arrived in America, hopes to get over the collapse of his marriage. However, he soon discovers that his ex-wife is pursuing him.

Director: Herbert Vesely. AKA Short Letter to the Long Goodbye.
Writers: Peter Handke (novel), Herbert Vesely.
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Thomas Astan, Alexandra Hay, Fritz Schwennicke, Elisabeth Schwenicke, Karl Hoess, Miguel Canteras, Luis Martinez.


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One Comment

  1. OctoPuppy
    July 5, 2021

    Thanks for finding this! … It was pretty shocking to stumble on it just as I’m half-way through the novel (the NYRB edition with a great intro by Greil Marcus which tackles head-on the controversies surrounding Handke’s recent Nobel win) … Fascinating, off-beat, impressionistic film — but I noticed that it was a very loose “adaptation”, to say the least … And then saw the end credit “Based on motifs from the novel of the same name by Peter Handke” … Oh, ok, that explains a lot!

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