Der blaue Engel

Josef von Sternberg, Germany, 1930o

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Prim professor Immanuel Rath finds some of his students ogling racy photos of cabaret performer Lola Lola and visits a local club, The Blue Angel, in an attempt to catch them there. Seeing Lola perform, the teacher is filled with lust, eventually resigning his position at the school to marry the young woman. However, his marriage to a coquette -- whose job is to entice men -- proves to be more difficult than Rath imagined.

Heinrich Manns Abrechnung mit der verklemmten Spiessbürgergesellschaft des Kaiserreichs wurde auf den tragischen Abstieg eines alternden Mannes reduziert, der den Reizen ungehemmter Erotik erliegt. Diese veränderte Konstellation setzte Sternberg indes kongenial um; der Film erreicht eine perfekte Synthese aus Dekor, Licht, Ton, Musik und Darstellung.

Thomas Kramer

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Movie Datao

Other titles
L'Ange bleu FR
The Blue Angel EN
Genre
Drama, Music/Dance
Running time
100 Min.
Original language
German
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.7/10
IMDB user:
7.7 (16195)
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< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Emil JanningsProfessor Immanuel Rath
Marlene DietrichLola Lola
Kurt GerronKiepert, the Magician
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