V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

brave Sünder

V' 14

Der brave Sünder

Fritz Kortner
D, 1931
109min, OF

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Der brave Sünder

Fritz Kortner
D, 1931
, 109min, OF

Actors: 
Max Pallenberg
Heinz Rühmann
Dolly Haas
Josefine Dora
Peter Wolf
Louis Ralph
Fritz Grünbaum
Julius Brandt
Ekkehard Arendt
Contributors: 
Original comedy play
«Die Defraudanten» (1931) by Alfred Polgar
Make-up
Franz Siebert
Ilse Siebert
Screenplay: 
Fritz Kortner
Alfred Polgar
Camera: 
Günther Krampf
Editor: 
Géza Pollatschek
Composer: 
Nikolaus Brodszky; Artur Guttmann (musikalische Leitung)
Decoration: 
Julius von Borsody

Production: 
Allianz Tonfilm GmbH, Berlin
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

It­ is ­definitely ­film ­director ­Kortner’s­ most ­important ­legacy:­ DER BRAVE ­SÜNDER is ­not ­only ­one ­of ­the ­great ­sound ­films ­of ­the ­Weimar Republic ­era ­but ­also ­a ­unique­ piece ­of ­cinema ­from the ­aesthetic ­point ­of view.­ Alfred­ Polgar’s ­comedy ­“Die ­Defraudanten”, ­a ­complete ­theatrical failure, ­thoroughly ­revised­ by­ Polgar ­himself ­and ­Kortner ­for ­the ­cinema, affords ­actor ­Max ­Pallenberg ­the ­opportunity ­to ­give ­a ­breathtaking ­performance. ­Were ­it ­not ­for ­DER ­BRAVE ­SÜNDER, ­we ­might ­barely­ be ­able to ­imagine ­that­ actor’s ­astonishing ­talent ­from ­the­ remainder ­of­ his ­cinematic ­record. ­This ­everlasting ­story ­is­ about ­the ­petit­ bourgeois ­from ­the provinces­ who­ comes ­to ­a ­modern ­big­ city­ Babylon,­ where­ he ­loses ­his bearings­ and ­goes ­astray. ­(Ines ­Steiner)

Introduction by: Martin Girod

 

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