Death of Empedocles (Der Tod des Empedokles)
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Death of Empedocles (Der Tod des Empedokles)
Noted modernist German filmmakers Daniele Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub are behind this evocative minimalist retelling of the tragic story of Empedocles, a Greek philosopher and statesman who lived in the fourth century BC. To prove himself a god and therefore, immortal, Empedocles hurled himself into the burning caldera of Mount Etna and survived. There are four slightly different versions of the film available. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi