Herostratus (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

Herostratus (1968)





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A disillusioned poet decides that he has had enough of life and begins to plan his suicide. Rather than go quietly, he decides to make a "statement" by making it a media event in this ponderous drama. He heads straight for a public relations company and tells them that he is famous and from a wealthy family. A little investigation reveals that he is not only poor, but also a lousy writer. Still, news is news and they agree to publicize his death. Unfortuantely, on the appointed day, the poet finds someone waiting for him on the roof top. This person tries to convince the poet not to jump. A struggle ensues and the helpful fellow falls to his death. Later the poet runs wildly through the streets into the distance. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Herostratus

All Critics (3)

Herostratus represents not only an enormous effort (five penny-scraping years in the making), but also a great deal of thought, passion, and ingenuity, and I only wish I could say it deserved a better fate.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Sophisticated techniques hint at unexpectedly naive assumptions.

July 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its all too obvious faults, Herostratus remains a passionate, exhausting and disturbing film.

February 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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