‘The Last Days of Immanuel Kant’ by Philippe Collin

Film Les derniers jours d’Emmanuel Kant published in 1995. Download link updated on 22. June 2021.


Based on an 1850s essay by Thomas De Quincey, this little-known drama chronicles a short period in life of the great professor/philosopher in his native Konigsberg, leading up to his 1804 demise at age 80. The story looks more at the great thinker’s odd, obsessive lifestyle than it does his philosophies. Kant, an old gentleman, had his life entirely punctuated by habits he has acquired for so many years, and he cannot bring himself to escape the rites that govern his days. At night he slept in a mummy-wrap while during the day he imbibed tremendous amounts of coffee at rigidly prescribed intervals. The whole town was expected to keep a respectful distance when Kant took his daily walks. Melodrama enters the philosopher’s life after his loyal servant for the past thirty years suddenly leaves.

  • File created on 28th March 2021 with Handbrake free open source software for archive of theoryreader.org
  • Audio in French, AC3 encoded
  • Subtitles in English
  • Video is 1h 9min 8sec, H.264 10-bit (x264) encoded in 720 x 578 resolution, cropped black edges
  • The file is 739,6 MB in size, contained in Matroska .mkv, uploaded and hosted on mega.nz encrypted cloud storage
  • Video Lan Client (VLC) video playback software recommended for .mkv on Linux, Windows, Mac and Android.

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