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Wittgenstein 1993 18

72 mins United Kingdom Director. Derek Jarman

Written for Channel 4 by radical literary theorist Terry Eagleton but heavily reworked by Derek Jarman, Wittgenstein is a bold, offbeat biography, personalised in Jarman’s unique style to address the politics and sexuality of the great, troubled philosopher. The result is no dry treatise, but a treat for eyes and mind alike which boasts arresting visuals and bold performances from Tilda Swinton, Michael Gough, and Karl Johnson, who brilliantly captures Wittgenstein in all his torment and drama.

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Directed by

Derek Jarman


Karl Johnson

Michael Gough

Tilda Swinton




Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)


Derek Jarman Features LGBT Britain


18 Contains infrequent moderate sex references




United Kingdom



Production company

Channel Four Television Corporation

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