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Dir. F.W. Murnau, 1924, 91 min, b/w, Engl. intertitles, soundtrack
The crowning achievement of the German expressionist movement and one of the most notable artworks to arise from the Weimar Republic. Emil Jannings stars in the bleak fable of an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his identity and confidence.
|The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles celebrates 40 years of Berlin – L.A. Sister-City Relations with this year-long program spanning from rarely seen silents to East- and West- German filmproductions to the cutting-edge films of the last Berlin Filmfestival. |
STARRING BERLIN presents key films, not only in a film-historic, but also film-aesthetic context.
Thrillers (M, Angels of Iron), comedies (One ,Two, Three, Run Lola Run), dramas (The Last Laugh, The Downfall) and the occasional documentary (Look at this city) make for a challenging, highly informative and entertaining year of films.
STARRING BERLIN invites the viewer to experience 100 years in the life of Berlin as seen in its films.
The first segment (January through April) covers the periods of post-World War I and Weimar Germany and ends with the first post-World War II film and German anti-war classic Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers are among us).
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2018771.htm
Added by kiracle on January 25, 2007