Special: Surviving Images

Nathan der Weise

Manfred Noa
DEU 1922
123 min

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s pacifist drama “Nathan the Wise” is set in Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, which saw a direct encounter of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. This visually stunning period film with Werner Krauss in the leading role was shot on the grounds of Filmhaus Bavaria in Munich’s Ungererstrasse and on the banks of the Isar River. During production in 1922, the crew had to fend off fierce anti-Semitic attacks by the Nazis, who tried to destroy the negative and prevented the screening of the film in Munich until 1930. NATHAN was released to critical acclaim throughout the world: “A masterpiece of the highest rank that returns the invested millions many times over.” (“Berliner Börsen-Zeitung”) (Filmarchiv Austria)

Live music: Moritz Nahold

  • Margarete Kupfer
  • Carl de Vogt
  • Werner Krauß
  • Fritz Greiner
  • Lia Eibenschütz
  • Ferdinand Martini
  • Max Schreck
  • Bella Muzsnay
  • Wolfgang von Schwindt
  • Ernst Schrumpf
  • Hans Kyser
  • based on the play by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
  • Hans Karl Gottschalk
  • Gustave Preiß
  • Georg Schubert
Filmhaus Bavaria GmbH, München | BUCH
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