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A Blonde’s Dream

This is innovative entertainment cinema made by the UFA for an European audience in three sound versions: A mass success with big international stars of that time, written by Billy Wilder in one of his first scripts. And an example of the musicals of early German sound cinema; of films which were very soon forbidden by the Nazis for their “Je...

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Friday 17 - 21:45 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Friday 24 - 21:00 h
Malba Cine
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Accountant Kremke

This film is the most unknown treasure of Weimar filmmaking: Marie Harder was the only female director of the years before 1933 (and Nazi heroine Leni Riefenstahl.) She was a Social-democrat party-member, working in film education. This is her only film as a director: she died in Mexican exile doing research for a new project. We do not know much m...

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Sunday 19 - 18 h
Malba Cine
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Wendsday 22 - 21:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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El doctor Mabuse

Mabuse is the dark hero of Weimar cinema. Full of charisma, sardonic charm and nasty ideas, he is the wicked genious of crime –a German Fantomas. Fritz Lang shot four Mabuse films, including his very last film in 1960. Other directors tried as well, but never reached Lang’s superb ability and social-pathological depth. This double-featu...

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Monday 20 - 13:15 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 1
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Thursday 23 - 19:25 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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From Caligari to Hitler

But more or less everything of it is forgotten, reduced to two or three footnotes. I wanted to take the audience to an adventurous trip to this lost time, a trip which should entertain, move, surprise and remind us all to an open wound in our past. Siegfried Kracauer, a forgotten genious, described this epoch in From Caligari to Hitler. This best-k...

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Friday 17 - 20:20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 1
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Sunday 19 - 13:45 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Into the Blue

This looks like the tiny cousin of the famous People on Sunday, where director Eugen Schüfftan was the cinematographer. This is not only his only film as a director, it is one of the first German sound films. Filmed in late summer of 1929, it’s like a moment shot of Germany, still mocking the economic breakdown. The crisis as opportunity...

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Sunday 19 - 18 h
Malba Cine
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Wendsday 22 - 21:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Miss Else

Just four years after Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler wrote this first real stream-of-consciousness novel in literature, the film version was done. It’s a story combining stock-market hysteria with melodrama, where a girl is forced to sell herself for the sake of her father’s fortune. Shot during the first Olympic winter games, it giv...

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Saturday 18 - 19:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Friday 24 - 19:30 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Nerves

An example of a totally different expressionism, Nerves does not show the lopsided walls of Caligari, no theatrical overacted gestures, no eccentric make-up, but an expressionism of the soul. The story shows a bourgeois family in decline, post-war-crisis meets revolution: The director filmed during the real communist uprising, showing hysteric mass...

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Tuesday 21 - 16:30 h
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Friday 24 - 16:10 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Raid in St. Pauli

Like Nerves, this is one the few films not set in Berlin. But the nightlife of Hamburg looks similiar to that of The Blue Angel. Shot in a modern “New Sobriety” realism, with fast editing and crossfading, this film is a look on the demi-monde, the world of hookers, gangsters and pimps. Director Werner Hochbaum, a socialist who later arr...

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Monday 20 - 16:45 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Saturday 25 - 16:00 h
Malba Cine
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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The Haunted Castle

One of the lesser known films of Murnau: It’s a men’s world, but –as often– with a femme fatale in its center; a melodrama of guilt and treason unfolds itself in flashbacks. All is atmosphere: Like in a gothic tale, the stormy weather mirrors the emotional state of people; the claustrophobic rooms correspond to the state of...

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Thursday 23 - 18:00 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Saturday 25 - 22:00 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Varieté

Circus meets jealousy in one of the biggest German box-office hits of 1925. Three lifes standing at the abyss of their feelings in this melodrama full of love, passion, hate and death wish. Here Weimar cinema is wannabe-American: The leading man Emil Jannings was the first ever to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the last German. Leading gi...

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Monday 20 - 14:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Wendsday 22 - 13:10 h
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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