Germanic Languages and Literatures
Time: 9:00PM - 10:15PM
Location: Angell Auditorum A
Directed by Marie Harder. Written by Herbert Rosenfeld. With Hermann Vallentin, Anna Sten, Ivan Kowal-Samborski, Wolfgang Zilzer.
In this realistic, unsentimental portrait of Germany’s dire economic situation, a middle-aged payroll clerk loses his job due to technological advances and, unable to find another, descends into despair. The film’s director, Marie Harder, was one of only a few women directors of the time and was also the head of the German Social Democratic Film Office. She made only two known films before her accidental death in exile in Mexico in 1936.
[Sources: villagevoice.com, moma.org, artattler.com IMDB.com]
35mm, 68 min.
German Film Institute pages
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts