In Schwarze Sünde, Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub return to Friedrich Hölderlin's Empedocles and the Etna. It is a dark political text and the characters that have remained walk on black ashes like ghosts of another world. It is a text of farewell and remembrance.
The child Ernesto doesn't want to go to school any more because, as he says, all he is taught there is things he doesn't know. Marguerite Duras’ 1971 story ‘Ah!
A fearless Antigone, refusing to allow the dishonored body of her murdered brother Polynices to be devoured by vultures and dogs, defies the Thebian tyrant Creon by burying him.
“From the clouds, that is from the invention of the gods by man, to the resistance of the latter against the former as much as to the resistance against Fascism.”