Hanway Films

The Scarlet Letter

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The Scarlet Letter


THE WIM WENDERS COLLECTION


 

Director
Wim Wenders

Cast  
Senta Berger
Hans-Christian Blech
Lou Castel
Ruedifer Volger
Yella Rottinder          

In 17th-century Salem, Hester Prynne must wear a scarlet 'A' because she is an adulteress, with a child out of wedlock. For seven years, she has refused to name the father. A vigorous older stranger arrives, recognized by Hester but unknown to others as her missing husband. He poses as Chillingworth, a doctor, watching Hester and searching out the identity of her lover. His eye soon rests on Dimmesdale, a young overwrought pastor.

Adaptation of Nathanial Hawthorne's classic 19th century novel.

Germany | German | 1970 | 90 mins