1920. Germany. Hans Werckmeister. Approx. 81 min.
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1920. Germany. Directed by Hans Werckmeister. Screenplay by Hans Brennert, Friedel Köhne. With Emil Jannings, John Gottowt, Hanna Ralph, Gertrud Welcker. This curious semi-Expressionist melodrama spins a wild fantasy about a miner’s meeting with a devil named after the mysterious star Algol, whose rays offer unlimited energy. Courtesy of Filmmuseum, Munich. Silent, with German intertitles, live English translation, and musical accompaniment. Approx. 81 min.
In the Film exhibition Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
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