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  • Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin—From Schoenhauser Allee to Hollywood

    2006. Germany. Robert Fischer. 110 min.

Saturday, November 10, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

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



  • Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin—From Schoenhauser Allee to Hollywood

    2006. Germany. Written and directed by Robert Fischer. With Nicola Lubitsch, Tom Tykwer, Wolfgang Becker, Evy Bettelheim-Bentley. Fischer, a former curator of the Munich Film Museum who makes documentaries about cinema, tells the story of how a young son of a Jewish tailor in Berlin joined the theater at nineteen, began performing in film comedies at twenty-one, and made his first film a year later, in 1914. By 1918 Ernst Lubitsch had become one of Germany's most important filmmakers, a position he maintained until he left for Hollywood in 1922. Rare film clips, photographs, and newsreel footage of Lubitsch and the city of Berlin, along with interviews with Lubitsch's daughter, current German comedy directors, and noted film historians, trace the genesis of the Lubitsch Touch" and fashion a cultural narrative about a man and his metropolis. In German, English; English subtitles. 110 min.

In the Film exhibition Kino! 2007, Featuring Kino! Berlin

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