Mädchen am Kreuz

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Mädchen am Kreuz

Jakob Fleck, Louise Kolm-Fleck
D, 1929
77min, stumm, dZT

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Mädchen am Kreuz

Jakob Fleck, Louise Kolm-Fleck
D, 1929
, 77min, stumm, dZT

Sun
27
Oct 19
19:00
Metro, Historischer Saal
Cast: 
Fritz Odemar
Valerie Boothby
Evelyn Holt
Gertrud de Lalsky
Wolfgang Zilzer
Livio C. Pavanelli
Robert Leffler
Ernö Verebes
Screenplay: 
Marie-Louise Droop
Camera: 
Nicolas Farkas

Format: 
DCP
Black/White
Restauration

The young student Mary spends the beginning of her holiday with boat trips, visits to her wealthy groom, and gardening. In fast-paced, rhythmic cuts, Louise and Jakob Fleck draw their audience into a carefree, urban romantic comedy. With a single scene, however, it turns into a melodrama about sexual violence, shame and perpetrator-victim reversal. Rejected by contemporary critics due to its unusual characterization of the figures, this rediscovered film from Fleck’s oeuvre is impressive in its technical mastery, but above all because of its unusually open treatment of sexual violence and the hopelessness of a victim who can’t hope for understanding from a society that clings to fixed moral concepts. (Anna Dobringer)

Supporting films: LOUISEDAS GÄNSEHÄUFEL

With live music by Inou Ki Endi