We conclude our Helmut Berger season with A Romantic English Woman. What is real and what is fiction? Michael Caine stars as Lewis, an English novelist with writer’s block who suspects his wife (Glenda Jackson) of having an affair with a German drug-dealing poet played by Helmut Berger.
UK, 1975, 116 mins, English, directed by Joseph Losey
Helmut Berger is one of Austria’s most notorious international screen stars of the 1960s & ’70s. Beautiful and demonic, glamorous and tragic at the same time, Berger has starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Lancaster, Michael Caine and Romy Schneider. He has been cast and directed by Luchino Visconti, Francis Ford Coppola and Andy Warhol to name a few. While his acting career includes more than 50 films to date, our mini season will focus on his iconic body of work from the 1970s.