1930. Germany. Hans Tintner. 92 min.
Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1930. Germany. Written and directed by Hans Tintner. Based on the play Cyankali Paragraph 218, by Friedrich Wolf. With Grete Mosheim, Nico Turoff, Herma Ford, Claus Clausen. This fervid drama forcefully illustrates the catastrophic consequences of keeping abortion illegal. The film was shown in Berlin but banned in Bavaria. In 1942 the filmmaker was killed in Auschwitz. Courtesy Deutsche Kinemathek. This is an early sound film with little dialogue. Some reels lack a soundtrack. 92 min.
In the Film exhibition Weimar Cinema, 1919–1933: Daydreams and Nightmares
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