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by Katharina Otto-Bernstein


This documentary chronicles the epic life, times and creative genius of Robert Wilson, intimately revealing for the first time one of the most controversial, rule-breaking and downright mysterious artists of our era. More than a biography, the film becomes an exhilarating exploration of the transformative power of creativity itself—and the inspirational tale of a boy who grew up as a troubled and learning-disabled outsider in the American South only to become a fearless artist with a profoundly original perspective to share with the world.

international title: Absolute Wilson
original title: Absolute Wilson
country: Germany, United States
sales agent: Required Viewing
year: 2006
genre: documentary
directed by: Katharina Otto-Bernstein
film run: 105'
screenplay: Katharina Otto-Bernstein
cast: Robert Wilson, David Byrne, Susan Sontag, Tom Waits
cinematography by: Ian Saladyga, Eric Seefran
film editing: Bernadine Colish
music: Miriam Cutler
producer: Katharina Otto-Bernstein, Penny CM Stankiewicz
production: Film Manufacturers Inc. (USA), Manufacturers GmbH & Co. KG, Frank Otto Medien (DE)
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