Fluch

V'18

Der Fluch

Robert Land
A, 1925
71min, stumm, dZT

Bild: Filmarchiv Austria Bild: Filmarchiv Austria

Der Fluch

Robert Land
A, 1925
, 71min, stumm, dZT

Cast: 
Oskar Beregi
Lilian Harvey
Albert Heine
Hans Pointner
Ria Jaszonyi
Hans Thimig
Ferdinand Bonn
Anny Horni
Screenplay: 
Walter Reisch
Camera: 
Nikolaus Farkas

Production: 
[Robert] Land-Produktion, Wien
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

This film takes us on a journey into a Galician shtetl of the 19th century, recounting in a parable-like manner the fate of the horse trader Jehuda Nachmann and his catharsis after he strays from the straight and narrow. Nachmann does not take the Jewish commandments very seriously and thus earns the scorn of the father of a woman who took her own life because of his misconduct. He is cursed, and neither the passing of time nor new surroundings can stop the misfortune befalling him and his descendants ... This is a film about guilt and forgiveness, and, at the same time, an extremely authentic portrayal of shtetl life. The production history is also interesting: Apparently, the film was financed through crowdfunding, initiated by the director himself. (Armin Loacker)

Live music: Katharina Ernst

Robert Land: DER VAGABUND (1923), DIE KLEINE VERONIKA (1930), WIENER LIEBSCHAFTEN (1931), PANENKA (1938)