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This is a four-hour film performance of Wagner's opera "Parsifal" - about the legend of the Holy Grail (the chalice from which Christ drank at the Last Supper) and the Sacred Spear used by Longinus to pierce the side of Christ. In the opera both of these revered objects were brought down from Heaven and installed in a magic temple on a sacred mountain (Monsalvat) in northern Spain. An order of knights was created to guard the two objects, but their leader Amfortas (Armin Jordan) (Titurel, the first head knight had died) was wounded by the Spear in a battle with the evil Klingsor… More