5750 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 100
Los Angeles, California 90036

Luis Trenker: The Emperor of California
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Monday March 3rd 2008, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets: $ 5.00 / Free for FOG Members
Tel. +1 323 5253388

Germany 1935/36, directed by and starring: Luis Trenker, 97 min. b/w, German/English. digital proj.

It is regarded the most beautiful German western ever made.
Despite its emotionalism this film manages to get by on little dialogue and shows an intense feel for scenery.
Trenker probably adapted Blaise Cendar’s “Gold”, in which the life of August Sutter is recounted.
Sutter established his agrarian empire in the Sacramento Valley, until it was destroyed by gold fever.
What remains at the end of this almost iconographic film –quite untypical for its time – is a feeling of futility

Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2933155.htm

Added by Goethe-Institut on February 7, 2008

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