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Ernst Lubitsch | Germany | 1918 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 27 Nov 2024

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Loosely based on Bizet’s opera and the source novella by Prosper Mérimée, Lubitsch’s second film with the libidinous Pola Negri, released as Gypsy Blood in the United States, is a lavish vehicle for the great silent star. Released around the time of Germany’s final defeat in World War I, this is a formative work that points towards the director’s preoccupation with sexuality and historical subject matter in such key films as Madame DuBarry. Scripted by Hanns Kräly, influential French critic Georges Sadoul called it Lubitsch’s “first important film”.

Format: 4K DCP
Language: Silent with German intertitles and English subtitles
Source: Murnau Stiftung
Runtime: 94 mins

Event duration

94 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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