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Henry Miller - Prophet of Desire

interscience film for SWR in cooperation with ARTE
25.01.2017, 9.45 pm, arte

A Documentary by Gero von Boehm

Henry Miller, the most infamous representative of modern American literature, is being rediscovered. The fascination he exerts is not only due to his work, which violates all sexual taboos, but also to his eventful life and his still absolutely contemporary view of the world. Henry Miller had five wives and considered himself bound to both the continent of Europe and to the US. On December 26, 2016, he would have been 125 years old. This portrait is a close-up of the life of the extraordinary Henry Miller, who, rebellious and narcissistic, entered the realm of the appetites, yet also maintained a vision of a freer society for all humans.