Death of A Salesman

Death of A Salesman

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

During the post-war boom of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing dispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to part with his cherished fantasies of an America that admires him for personable triumphs in the marketplace. But the reality is far more difficult, and the measure of Willy's self-delusion and contradictions is found in his two sons. One, Harold, is a ne'er-do-well gliding on inherited hot air and repressed feelings, and the other, Biff, a mousy, retiring sort unable to reconcile the difference between his father's impersonation of success and the truth.

During the post-war boom of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain.

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang, Charles Durning

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Amazing performances and production from outstanding play.

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