1924. Germany. Paul Leni, Leo Birinsk. Approx 80 min.
Monday, December 20, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1924. Germany. Directed by Paul Leni, Leo Birinsk. Screenplay by Henrik Galeen. With Emil Jannings, Conradt Veidt, Wilhelm Dieterle, Olga Belajeff. Eros is at its deadliest in this Expressionist-inflected tale of a wax museum owner hiring a penniless author to write stories about three of his most horrible exhibits: Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Harun al-Rashid. Print courtesy of Cineteca del Comune di Bologna. *A synopsis of the film will be given out before the screening. Silent, with French intertitles. Approx 80 min.
In the Film exhibition Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News