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Wittgenstein 18 rating

Written for Channel 4 by radical literary theorist Terry Eagleton and directed by Derek Jarman, Wittgenstein is a bold, offbeat biography, exploring the politics and sexuality of the great, troubled philosopher.

Biopic 1993 72 mins

Director: Derek Jarman

Overview

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.