Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter)
Der Scharlachrote Buchstabe (The Scarlet Letter) (1973)

Wim Wenders' The Scarlet Letter (German title: Der scharlachrote Buchstabe) may well be the most fascinating of the many screen versions of Nathaniel Hawthorne's 19th-century novel. Though the story is set in 17th-century Salem,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 13, 1973
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Fernando F. Croce

A lumpy mélange of naturalism and melodrama

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Stephen M
Wim Wenders' adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel, transposed from Boston to 17th century Salem. Shunned by the Puritan community and forced to wear… More
Eric Broome
To hear the cruelest review of this erratic version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic novel, just listen to director Wim Wenders' DVD commentary.… More