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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 371 works in 770 publications in 5 languages and 11,371 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Documentary films  Expressionist films  Monster films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about UFA (Firm)
 
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Most widely held works by UFA (Firm)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

64 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 3,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. After years of restoration the sci-fi epic was re-released in theaters in 2010 as The Complete Metropolis
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

39 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in German and English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged instructor at a boys' prep school becomes infatuated with a singer from a sleazy cafe. He is forced to leave his respectable job. He marries the singer and travels with her performing troupe, sinking ever lower. When she leaves him for someone new, he returns to his former school as a broken old man
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In part one, Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered. In part two, Kriemhilde seeks revenge for Siegfried's death and marries Attila, king of the Huns, in order to further her purpose
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

12 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the major works of German silent cinema, Murnau's class drama depicts the fall of the respected, aging, hotel doorman of a posh 1920s Berlin hotel, who is cruelly stripped of his position and reduced to a bathroom attendant, before his fortunes turn and he becomes a millionaire. The film was groundbreaking for its expressive, mobile camera work, which imparts information visually, without subtitles. The camera on a trolley glides, rises, zooms, or weaves where the story takes it. The camera takes part in the action and becomes a character in the drama
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

21 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
The Golem how he came into the world by Paul Wegener( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in German and English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Prague a Jewish Rabbi constructs a man of clay to defend his people against a pogrom
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in English and German and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first "modern" spy film a power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty. Can undercover agent No. 326 keep from being distracted by the beautiful Sonia, and stop the banker's plot?
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in German and English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early silent film describing a journey by rocket ship to the moon. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, director Fritz Lang conceived a modernized "trip to the Moon" grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics & spiced with romance and espionage. One of the most influential science fiction films of its era, in many respects technically accurate
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murnau revisits Molière's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife tries to convince her husband that their morally superior houseguest is, in fact, a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in German and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of improbably-embellished stories featuring the adventurer Baron Munchhausen. The Baron variously rides a cannonball during a war, becomes a favorite of the Tsarina at the court of St. Petersburg, duels with a jealous Potemkin, meets Casanova, receives the gift of eternal life from the diabolical Cagliostro, and even makes his way to the moon. A filmic fairy tale intended for audiences of every age
The holy mountain Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reclusive mountaineer and a young skier via for the affections of an alluring dancer in a small village in the German Alps
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman steals a precious stone from a jewellery shop and tries to seduce the policeman who catches her. Set in Berlin
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later force him into Hollywood exile and eminence, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" into a dark and intimate anti-colonial melodrama. Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila. But ten years later, when Astree's old flame arrives in Puerto Rico, all is far from heavenly
The love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeanne Ney is the daughter of a French diplomat who is assassinated by Bolsheviks. She falls in love with a young Communist, Andreas and they have a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Hitlerjunge Quex( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic Nazi Propaganda film about the spirit of sacrifice of German youth, Quex faces a conflict of ideals between his Communist father and his growing allegience to the Hitler Youth movement which eventually leads to his own death
Another woman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Temple awakens in a hospital suffering from amnesia after receiving a severe beating
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one of a silent extravaganza based on the legends of the Nibelungen. In a time when magic was real and legends walked, a hero, Siegfried, pure of heart and of unblemished virtue, is brought down by the powers of darkness and his own innocence
Das Wunschkonzert( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Inge meets and falls in love with an air force officer, Hebert Koch, who is later sent into battle. She loses contact with him but is able to be reunited when she hears a song requested for him during the Wunschkonzert program, a popular German radio show during World War 2 in which songs requested by and for soldiers were performed
The Eyes of the mummy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1918 and 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian girl is held prisoner in an ancient Egyptian temple by an ominous Arab. After being rescued by an Englishman, she moves to Great Britain, but is soon haunted by her former nemesis. It would seem that the tragic curse of the mummy hangs over her head
Through enemy eyes a newsreel history of the Third Reich at war( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series presents German newsreels in the series UFA Ton-Woche and public service announcements spanning the time period of 1939 to 1940
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBerliner Union Film

controlled identityDecla-Bioscop (Firm)

Berlin (Allemagne)

Berlin, ufa

Berlin, Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Berliner Union Film

Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Studiourile de filme UFA

Ufa

UFA (Berlin)

Universum Film

Universum-Film-AG

Universum-Film AG (Berlin)

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum Film AG немецкая киностудия в Берлине

Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft Perusahaan film di Jerman

Universumfilm Ag

اونیورسوم فیلم آگی

ウーファー

乌发电影公司

Languages
German (127)

English (127)

Hebrew (1)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Vom Augusterlebnis zur Ufa-Gründung : der deutsche Film im 1. Weltkrieg