Schatten – eine nächtliche Halluzination

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Schatten – eine nächtliche Halluzination

Artur Robison
D, 1923
85min, stumm

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Schatten – eine nächtliche Halluzination

Artur Robison
D, 1923
, 85min, stumm

Cast: 
Fritz Kortner
Husband
Ruth Weyher
Wife
Gustav von Wangenheim
Her lover
Alexander Granach
Shadowplayer
Ferdinand von Alten
Eugen Rex
Fritz Rasp
Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Cast: 
Based on an idea by
Albin Grau
Make-up
Albin Grau
Screenplay: 
Artur Robison
Rudolf Schneider
Camera: 
Fritz Arno Wagner
Decoration: 
Albin Grau

Production: 
Pan-Film GmbH, Berlin, im Auftrag der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Film-Union AG (Dafu), Berlin
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A banquet organised by a wealthy baron and his wife is the scene of an incident occurring with a shadow player. He has a vision of what will happen at night if the baron continues to be jealous.
“Shadows, reflections and other illusions add up to convert the latent jealousy of the baron into drama. Director Arthur Robison portrays an obsessive state of mind, the characters (the jealous husband, the flirtatious wife, the unrestrained beau) all act as if they were puppets. Kortner’s interpretation of the baron is in a constant state of flux between naive infatuation and obsessively grotesque jealousy, until the spell is eventually broken at the end.” (Martin Girod)

Piano accompaniment by Florian Reithner.