Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

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Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Paul Wegener
A, 1920
72min, stumm, dZT

Bild: Filmarchiv Austria Bild: Filmarchiv Austria

Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

Paul Wegener
A, 1920
, 72min, stumm, dZT

Cast: 
Paul Wegener
Albert Steinrück
Lyda Salmonova
Ernst Deutsch
Hans Stürm
Max Kronert
Otto Gebühr
Lothar Müthel
Screenplay: 
Henrik Galeen
Paul Wegener
based on the novel „Der Golem“ by Gustav Meyrink
Camera: 
Karl Freund
Martin J. Knoops
Guido Seeber (nicht genannt)

Production: 
Universum Film AG, Berlin
Format: 
DCP

Committed to the Expressionist style of the time, the congenial team around the directors Carl Boese and Paul Wegener created this masterpiece about a human-like, artificial being as a stereotyped parable about power and violence that has captivated viewers down to the present day. When the emperor orders the Jewish population of Prague to leave the city, Rabbi Löw, in keeping with mythological tradition, creates the Golem, a creature of clay, in order to protect his people. After the Golem has saved the Jews from expulsion, Löw renders him harmless, but his jealous assistant revives the colossus. Finally, a child, unaware of what she is doing, puts an end to the Golem’s destructive rampage. From both an artistic and financial point of view, this was one of the greatest hits of German silent cinema. (Armin Loacker)

Live music: Muscle Tomcat Machine (Manfred Engelmayr, David Reumüller und Bernd Heinrauch)

Paul Wegener: DER STUDENT VON PRAG (1913), DER GOLEM (1915), DER RATTENFÄNGER VON HAMELN (1918)