Romeo und Julia im Schnee

V'16

Romeo und Julia im Schnee

Ernst Lubitsch
D, 1920
41min, stumm

Quelle: Filmarchiv Austria

Romeo und Julia im Schnee

Ernst Lubitsch
D, 1920
, 41min, stumm

Cast: 
Lotte Neumann
Julia
Gustav von Wangenheim
Romeo
Jacob Tiedtke
Kapulethofer
Marga Köhler
Kapulethofers Ehefrau
Ernst Rückert
Montekugerl
Screenplay: 
Hanns Kräly
Ernst Lubitsch
Camera: 
Theodor Sparkuhl
Editor: 
Kurt Richter

Production: 
Maxim Film Ges. Ebner & Co.
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A burlesque of Romeo and Juliet set in Garmisch, in the Bavarian Mountains. The family feud between the Kapulethofers and the Montekugerls (leading to several snowball fights) is initiated by an unsatisfactory trial verdict, passed by the local judge whom both families attempted to bribe with a sausage. When Romeo returns from military service Julia falls in love with him. Faced with the parents opposition to this match – Juliet’s father threatens to cut of Julia’s hair –, the couple decide to kill themselves with poison they buy from the local apothecary. Finding that the poison doesn’t work, they nevertheless pretend to be dead when the worried parents arrive at the farm shed. Using their parents’ sorrow to their advantage, the lovers declare their intent to marry and the story has a happy ending. (British Universities Film and Video Council)