Scene from the film Freak Orlando
Scene from the film Freak Orlando
Scene from the film Freak Orlando
Scene from the film Freak Orlando
Scene from the film Freak Orlando
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Freak Orlando

  • Germany
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Ulrike Ottinger transforms Virginia Woolf’s queer feminist classic ORLANDO into an outrageous camp spectacle in which a gender-fluid time traveler (Magdalena Montezuma) zigzags across history—from medieval times to the modern day—over the course of five episodes. The great Delphine Seyrig costars in this flamboyant fantasy epic that blends everything from Greek mythology to Tod Browning’s FREAKS into a defiantly queer, carnivalesque historical pageant.


  • Original title
    Freak Orlando
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • DOP
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Editing
    Dört Völz
  • Music
    Wilhelm D. Siebert
  • Sound
    Margit Eschenbach
  • Duration
    127 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Colour
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