"The Blue Angel"
Directed by Josef von Sternberg
crowning achievement of Weimar Cinema. Josef von Sternberg's
adaptation of Heinrich Mann's novel about a repressed school teacher (Emil Jannings)
who is seduced and destroyed by his demonic obsession for nightclub singer
Lola Lola (Marlene
Dietrich). "The film is striking for its creative use of sound and its impressive
recreation of the sleazy atmosphere of cabaret life" (David Cook, The History of
Narrative Film). With Kurt Gerron, Hans Albers and Eduard von Winterstein.
German with English subtitles. B&W. 108 minutes.