Der Letzte Mann (The Last Man aka The Last Laugh) 1924 All ages

11.00AM Sun 23 Apr 2017 (1hr 41mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

LIVE MUSIC AND FILM

Described as an 'almost perfect film' by Alfred Hitchcock, F. W. Murnau's celebrated German Expressionist film is one of the glories of silent cinema. It is Carl May's story with a Brechtian stinger in its tail, about a proud hotel doorman who is demoted to lavatory attendant only to rise again. Karl Freund's camera-on-wheels glides, swings, and see-saws, recording Emil Jannings' classic performance.

This screening will feature a new lyrical score performed live by post-rock instrumental group hazards of swimming naked.

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, SILENT (LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT), 90 MINUTES, GERMANY, GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: FRIEDRICH WILHELM MURNAU / PRODUCER: ERICH POMMER / SCRIPT: CARL MAYER / CINEMATOGRAPHER: KARL FREUND / EDITOR: ELFI BÖTTRICH / CAST: EMIL JANNINGS. MALY DELSCHAFT, MAX HILLER, EMILIE KURZ / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: UNIVERSUM FILM / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MURNAU STIFTUNG / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM

All ages