Familientag im Hause Prellstein

V'18

Familientag im Hause Prellstein

Hans Steinhoff
D, 1927
73min, stumm, dZT

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Familientag im Hause Prellstein

Hans Steinhoff
D, 1927
, 73min, stumm, dZT

Cast: 
Szöke Szakall
Erika Glässner
Siegfried Arno
Paul Morgan
Anton Herrnfeld
Fritz Spira
Ilka Grüning
Max Ehrlich
Karl Ettlinger
Oskar Sima
Screenplay: 
Viktor Klein based on a play by Anton und Donat Herrnfeld
Camera: 
Curt Courant

Production: 
Rex-Film AG, Berlin
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

FAMILIENTAG IM HAUSE PRELLSTEIN brings together Jewish comedians in a grotesque film that is set in Berlin’s Jewish milieu and is in a class of its own. The film tells the story of the passionate card player Sami Bambus, who stages his own death in order to wipe out his debts. Out of revenge, he names his wife’s cousin, whom he hates, as sole heir. The greedy family refuses to accept the will and insists on its share of the estate. This inspires conspiratorial meetings, haggling and reckless negotiating ... The film was based on the eponymous stage play by the Herrnfeld Brothers (premiere in 1905) and was highly controversial. Jewish organizations regarded the exaggerated stereotypical depiction of the Jewish characters as mockery and thus likely to stir up anti-Semitic feelings. (Armin Loacker)

Live music: Gischt (Ursula Winterauer)
Last minute format change: DCP instead of 35mm.

Hans Steinhoff: ANGST - DIE SCHWACHE STUNDE EINER FRAU (1928), HITLERJUNGE QUEX (1933), DER ALTE UND DER JUNGE KÖNIG (1935), OHM KRÜGER (1941)