Pioner Cinema » From Morn to Midnight
  • Tragicomedy
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  • 1920
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  • 73 min.
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  • Germany
  • director: Karl Heinz Martin
  • cast: Ernst Deutsch, Erna Moreno, Roma Bahn, Adolf Edgar Licht, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Frida Richard
  • language: Silent
  • restrictions: 12+

“Pushkinsky / Pioner: Screen Expositions”. Together with the exhibit “Caravaggio and His Followers”. Light Painting in Film: The German Classical School.

A Cashier, living in a little German village, steals money from the bank in order to help a beautiful stranger. For him, it’s not so much an opportunity to get rich quick as an attempt to free himself from the dull existence of a bank clerk. The protagonist runs away from his native city to the capital, and seeks refuge by turns in politics, sport, love, and religion. Gradually, he begins to understand that money is nothing but dust, covering people’s eyes...
This forgotten visual masterpiece of German expressionism, based on the play of the same name by Georg Kaiser, was only discovered by film historians in the middle of the 1960s. Its discovery caused film scholars to rethink the whole phenomenon of German expressionism in film, including the place of Robert Wiene’s famous “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” in film history textbooks as the canonical masterpiece of the genre.

Opening remarks by film scholar Naum Kleiman. Musical accompaniment — Filipp Cheltsov. The film will be shown in 35 mm print.


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