Sisters (Die Schwestern des Bösen)
In his Sisters from 1973, Brian de Palma paid homage to his great model Alfred Hitchcock. The skilfully constructed screenplay ostensibly tells a genuine 1970s thriller about attractive Siamese twins, a murder without a corpse and the destructive lover of a physician with omnipotence fantasies. The director (congenially supported by the soundtrack composed by Hitchcock’s time-time collaborator Bernard Herrmann) simultaneously operates on a further level at the border between madness and normality in order to fathom the stability of the framework that makes up our identity.
We are screening the film with an introduction by Ralf Donis (Leipzig).
Brian De Palma, 1973, 92 min