Pays-Bas Edition, PAL/Region 2 DVD: SON: Anglais ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Anglais ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Français ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Français ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Hollandais ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), Hollandais ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), Français ( Sous-titres ), Hollandais ( Sous-titres ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SUPPLEMENTS: Accès De Scène, Anamorphic Widescreen, Ensemble 2-DVD, Menu Interactif, SYNOPSIS: Life? or Theatre? (2012)
Life? or Theatre? That is the name Charlotte Salomon (Berlin 1917 - Auschwitz 1943) gave to her autobiography, which comprised more than 700 paintings. Just before she was deported she gave it to a friend and said: 'Keep this safe, it is my whole life!' While the feature film 'Charlotte' (1980) was being made, Charlotte's stepmother Paula Salomon-Lindberg handed the makers a letter that had never been published, but she asked them not to use the content of the letter in the film. In this letter, written to her one great love, Charlotte describes the circumstances in which 'Life? or Theatre? came about and provides us with an insight into the 'real' Charlotte and into the meaning of the question marks in Life? or Theatre?
In 1939, Charlotte Salomon leaves Berlin to seek refuge at her grandparents' villa in the south of France. A little later, war breaks out, and Charlotte must, besides forgetting all she left behind, deal with her grandmother's depression, and her mother's suicide. To fight despair, Charlotte starts to paint, producing over 1,000 images. 'Is my life real, or is it theater?' This is the title she gives her body of work, which highlights her former life in Berlin. She finds herself through her art, but in 1943 is deported to Germany and Auschwitz. ...Life? or Theatre? / Charlotte - 2-DVD Set ( Leven? Of Theater )