From 10.10. To 20.10.2005.

Program of German films

Program of German films


Films in cycle


(Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, Germany, 1922)

Directed by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
PHOTOGRAPHY: Fritz Arno Wagner

This is the first film version of Dracula, brilliantly creepy and full of imaginative expressions never achieved by any director of similar themes. The role of Nosferatu was played by Max Schreck and he became the most ominous (and the ugliest) vampire in film history. It is an interesting fact that this film is not an official adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but rather its direct plagiarism. Stoker’s widow unsuccessfully demanded from the court to ban and destroy this film. But...

b/w, silent, 94'
Saturday 15.10.2005 AT 19:00
Monday 10.10.2005 AT 21:00

The Last Laugh

(Der Letzte Mann, Germany, 1924)

Directed by: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

The old porter of the Atlantis hotel is proud of his job and he does it well, perhaps even too well. One day he has to carry a huge suitcase because the bellboy is not around. For a moment he sits down and rests. But the young hotel manager sees him and writes him up. So, the porter loses his job and is degraded to work in the hotel’s toilets. He tries to hide his sadness and it seems only a miracle could help him…

b/w, silent, 90'
Saturday 15.10.2005 AT 21:00
Wednesday 12.10.2005 AT 19:00

Secrets of a Soul

(Geheimnisse einer Seele, 1925./1926.);)

Directed by: Georg Pabst
PHOTOGRAPHY: Guido Seeber, Curt Oertel, Robert Lach

After a terrible nightmare, a married chemistry professor becomes obsessed with murdering his wife. As time goes by his thoughts become more horrifying. Eventually the situation becomes unbearable and he seeks a psychoanalyst’s help. Following a series of séances he finds peace and his problems are solved.

16 mm, b/w, silent, 81 minuta
Monday 17.10.2005 AT 19:00
Wednesday 12.10.2005 AT 21:00

Tragedy of a Street

(Die Dirnentragödie, 1927)

Directed by: Bruno Rahn

A meeting between Felix, a young man from a bourgeois family, and an older prostitute has fatal consequences for the prostitute and her surroundings. After a serious argument with his parents Felix ends up on the street where he meets Auguste. She feels sorry for him and offers to take him into her apartment, which she shares with a young prostitute Clarisse and her pimp…

b/w, silent, 84 minute
Monday 17.10.2005 AT 21:00
Thursday 13.10.2005 AT 19:00



Directed by: Joe May
PHOTOGRAPHY: Günther Rittau

There is a robbery in a Berlin jewelry shop. The police catch a well-dressed young woman and a young police officer has to escort her to the station. However, the woman charms the officer and slowly but surely he lets her go…

b/w, silent, 90 minuta
Wednesday 19.10.2005 AT 19:00
Thursday 13.10.2005 AT 21:00

People on Sunday

(Menschen am Sonntag, Germany, 1929)

Directed by: Robert Siodmak
PHOTOGRAPHY: Eugen Schüfftan

Four people from Berlin spend an afternoon at a picnic by a lake. A wine salesman, Wolfgang, met Christl the day before and invited her out for a picnic over the weekend. Christl’s friend Brigitte and Wolfgang’s friend, a taxi driver named Erwin, join them.

b/w, silent, 73'
Wednesday 19.10.2005 AT 21:00
Friday 14.10.2005 AT 19:00

Mother Krausen Goes to Heaven

(Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück, 1929)

Directed by: Piel Jutzi

This is a story about a working family’s hard life in Berlin during the 1920s. Mother Krausen earns her money by delivering newspapers, her son Paul is unemployed and her daughter Erna dates Max, a member of the Communists. They all live in an apartment together with a young couple and their child. One evening in a bar Paul spends all of his mother’s money and his friend convinces him to go to a local pawnshop…

b/w, silent, 96 minuta
Thursday 20.10.2005 AT 19:00
Friday 14.10.2005 AT 21:00
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