VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Ruf

V' 14

Der Ruf

Josef von Báky
BRD, 1949
104min, OF

© Filmarchiv Austria

Der Ruf

Josef von Báky
BRD, 1949
, 104min, OF

Cast: 
William Sinnigen
Elliot
Fritz Kortner
Professor Mauthner
Johanna Hofer
Lina
Rosemary Murphy
Mary
Lina Carstens
Emma
Michael Murphy
Spencer
Screenplay: 
Fritz Kortner
Sound: 
Walter Rühland
Camera: 
Werner Krien
Editor: 
Wolfgang Becker
Composer: 
Georg Haentzschel
Decoration: 
Fritz Lück
Fritz Maurischat
Hans Sohnle

Production: 
Objektiv Film GmbH, München
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Invited by the University of Göttingen back in 1948, Professor Mauthner returns home after 15 years of exile. However, Germany turns out to be an enormous disappointment to the returnee. Even among his peers, Mauthner continues to feel the old aversion to his Jewish descent. (...) Even though Fritz Kortner’s ambitious post-War film was a huge flop – not least because of the serious topic – it is the most important film document of German remigration besides Peter Lorre’s DER VERLORENE (1951). (Martin Prucha)