Betrayal is an everyday occurance, and it starts with the betrayal of one's own self. Sterling Hayden: round-the-world sailor, war hero, Hollywood star, author. "Hayden did more than just regret and seek the forgiveness of those whom he had harmed so much," as one of those whom Hayden had denounced to the House of Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 later put it. "He did the most radical thing possible: He changed." (Abraham Polonsky) This 2-disc DVD set presents two films by Wolf-Eckart Bühler that deconstruct the Hayden myth. On the one hand: a chaotic yet tranquil documentary featuring Sterling Hayden himself. On the other: Hayden's self-analytical, autobiographical tale on the experience of fear, conformation and betrayal, condensed into contemporary images and sounds.
Leuchtturm des Chaos | Pharos of Chaos, BRD 1983, 114'
Vor Anker, Land unter. Ein Film mit Sterling Hayden, BRD 1982, 44'
Der Havarist, BRD 1984, 92'
Alternativer Filmanfang Der Havarist, BRD 1984, 5'
Edition Filmmuseum 112
Language English - Deutsch Subtitles deutsch - english
Screen format 1:1.37 - 4/3 PAL Sound DD 2.0 (mono) Region code 0
Bonus 16-pages bilingual Booklet with essays by Alf Mayer and Wolf-Eckart Bühler