Germany, 1928, 96 mins.
DIRECTOR: Erich Waschneck
WITH: Jenny Jugo, Willy Fritsch, Fritz Rasp
Don’t miss this rare silent gem – a witty updating of the story of Carmen, set in 1920s Hamburg. When Klaus, a ship’s mate, catches a young man thieving on board his ship, he’s duty-bound to report him. But on discovering that the culprit is a cross-dressing woman, Klaus falls madly – and dangerously – in love with her. The Hamburg docks are portrayed with striking realism (superb photography by Friedl Behn-Grund), while Alfred Junge’s atmospheric art direction conjures the city’s crazy nightlife.
With live accompaniment by Stephen Horne.
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