VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Frau im Mond

V' 12

Frau im Mond

Fritz Lang
D, 1929
185min, dZT

© Horst von Harbou - Deutsche Kinemathek

Frau im Mond

Fritz Lang
D, 1929
, 185min, dZT

Actors: 
Klaus Pohl
Willy Fritsch
Gustav von Wangenheim
Gerda Maurus
Gustl Starck-Gstettenbaur
Fritz Rasp
Tilla Durieux
Hermann Vallentin
Max Zilzer
Mahmud Terja Bey
Borwin Walth
Margarete Kupfer
Max Maximilian
Alexa von Porembsky
Gerhard Dammann
Heinrich Gotho
Karl Platen
Alfred Loretto
Edgar Pauly
die Maus Josephine
Contributors: 
Scientific Associates
Prof. Dr. Gustav Wolff
Joseph Danilowatz
Prof. Hermann Oberth
Producer
Fritz Lang
Screenplay: 
Thea von Harbou
Fritz Lang
Camera: 
Curt Courant
Oskar Fischinger
Otto Kanturek
Konstantin Tschetwerikoff
Composer: 
Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Lieder von Fritz Rotter
Decoration: 
Emil Hasler
Otto Hunte
Karl Vollbrecht

Production: 
Fritz Lang-Film GmbH, Universum-Film AG
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Based on the novel «Die Frau im Mond» (1928) by Lang's then-wife and collaborator Thea von Harbou, it is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films. Reportedly, Adolf Hitler was so overwhelmed by Woman in the Moon that he used the rocket depicted in the film as the prototype for the dreaded V1 and V2 assault missiles.