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The Visit (1956)
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Dürrenmatt once wrote of himself: I can best be understood if one grasps grotesqueness,” and The Visit is a consummate, alarming Dürrenmatt blend of hilarity, horror, and vertigo. The play takes place somewhere in Central Europe” and tells of an elderly millionairess who, merely on the promise of her millions, swiftly turns a depressed area into a boom town. But the condition attached to her largesse, which the locals learn of only after they are enmeshed, is murder. Dürrenmatt has fashioned a macabre and entertaining parable that is a scathing indictment of the power of greed.
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An elderly millionairesse returns to her home town and turns what has been a depressed area into a boom town. Soon the townspeople realize they have become enmeshed in her vengeful plot: murder.
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