1931. Germany. G. W. Pabst. 86 min.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
1931. Germany. Directed by G. W. Pabst. With Ernst Busch, Alexander Granach, Fritz Kampers, Elizabeth Wendt. In this German-French co-production, a metaphor for reconciliation that was released only 14 months before Hitler came to power, German miners rescue Frenchmen from a fire in a mine that had been divided between the two countries by the Treaty of Versailles. This starkly realistic film was yet another plea for pacifism in the closing years of the Weimar Republic. In German; English subtitles. 86 min.