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  • The Living Corpse (The Marriage Statute)

    1929. Germany/USSR. Fedor Ozep. Approx. 120 min.

Friday, January 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Living Corpse (The Marriage Statute)

    1929. Germany/USSR. Directed by Fedor Ozep. Screenplay by Boris Gusman, Anatoli Marienhof, based on the play by Leo Tolstoy. With Vsevolod Pudovkin, Maria Jacobini, Gustav Diessl, Viola Garden. Perhaps the most successful production of Prometheus-Film, the Soviet-aligned filmmaking company. Starring the great Russian filmmaker Pudovkin, this oft-filmed Tolstoy adaptation tells of a man who must feign death so that his wife, who loves another man, may get a “divorce” in the Russian Orthodox Church. Courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek. Silent. Approx. 120 min.

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