The Blue angel (TEFC)

Germany, 1930

Film
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The infatuation of a professor for a nightclub singer leads to his downfall. Sternberg reversed the meaning of Heinrich Mann’s novel “Professor Unrath” by making the professor a foolish, repressed victim rather than the corrupt and hypocritical exploiter of Lola portrayed in the novel. The film already shows Sternberg’s interest in visual density rather than narrative vigour, creating atmosphere rather than narrative tension, a preference for the maximum expressiveness of decor and lighting over surface realism. Stars Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Hans Albers and Kurt Gerron. Note: German dialogue, English subtitles.

Credits

director

Josef von Sternberg

producer

Erich Pommer

production company

UFA

Language

German

Duration

01:35:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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