V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Frau, nach der man sich sehnt

V' 14

Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt

Kurt Bernhardt
D, 1929
83min, stumm

© Filmarchiv Austria

Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt

Kurt Bernhardt
D, 1929
, 83min, stumm

Actors: 
Marlene Dietrich
Stascha
Fritz Kortner
Dr. Karoff
Frida Richard
Ms. Leblanc
Oskar Sima
Charles Leblanc
Uno Henning
Henri Leblanc
Contributors: 
Motif of the original novel
«Die Frau nach der man sich sehnt» (1928) by Max Brod
Screenplay: 
Ladislaus Vajda
Camera: 
Curt Courant
Hans Scheib
Decoration: 
Robert Neppach

Production: 
Terra-Film AG, Berlin
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

During his honeymoon, a young French industrialist meets an enigmatic beauty who asks for his protection from her companion. He leaves his wife and follows the stranger by car. The situation comes to a head in Cannes.
“In the role of Dr. Karoff, Kortner shows off urbane superiority ranging from callous to jovial depending on his counterpart. But behind the societal façade, the actor uncovers Karoff ’s growing anxiety: the fear of being haunted by the past, i.e. the murder he committed; the fear that his companion and accomplice would elude him despite her involvement. His mask falls in brief moments, when Kortner seamlessly, almost unnoticeably, changes from one level to the other.” (Martin Girod)

Piano accompaniment by Florian Reithner.

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