Theodor Herzl, der Bannerträger des jüdischen Volkes

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Theodor Herzl, der Bannerträger des jüdischen Volkes

The Wandering Jew

Otto Kreisler
A, 1921
71min, stumm, dZT

Bild: Filmarchiv Austria Bild: Filmarchiv Austria

Theodor Herzl, der Bannerträger des jüdischen Volkes

Otto Kreisler
A, 1921
, 71min, stumm, dZT

Cast: 
Ernest Bath
Rudolf Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
Josef Schreiter
Rudolf Dietz
Else Osterheim
Gita Lenart-Vago
Axel Plessen
Josefa Gettke
Ludwig Donath
Heinz Altringen
Eugen Preiß
Screenplay: 
Heinrich Glücksmann

Production: 
Helios-Film GmbH, Wien
Format: 
DCP
Black/White

At the beginning, there is a symbolic striving (and search) for a state focused on the Jewish religion; all that is depicted through a seeker who is called upon to wait for a leader. That leader is to appear in the person of Theodor Herzl. From his childhood, he has experienced the repression of Jews, which has become an everyday occurrence. Later, as a successful lawyer, he becomes aware of his attachment to Judaism and devotes his life to it. An encounter with a bookseller whose fate is marked by oppression and escape becomes a lifechanging experience … “Images of enchanting magnificence. Theodor Herzl appears as a savior and with him we see the emergence of a new land, the soaring palaces of Zion, which, in Herzl’s view, should be the future of the Jewish people.” (“Neue Freie Presse”) (Filmarchiv Austria)

Live music: Rupert Huber

Otto Kreisler: GESPENSTER (1918), DIE JÜDIN VON TOLEDO (1919), MOZARTS LEBEN, LIEBEN UND LEIDEN (1921), LUDWIG II. (1922)