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UFA (Firm)

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Works: 400 works in 703 publications in 4 languages and 10,697 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Science fiction films  Musical films  Film noir  Motion pictures  Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart." -- www.imdb.com
Der blaue Engel The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1930 and 2003 in German and English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged schoolmaster becomes infatuated with and marries a singer from a sleazy cafe. When she leaves him for another man he returns to his school as a broken old man, and dies
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a dramatization of the Norse myth, Siegfried fights dragons and ogres while traveling through the mystical Woden Wood, but his greatest challenge is the battle for the love of Kriemhild, King Gunther's sister ; Kriemhild is obsessed with avenging the death of Siegfried, and enlists the assistance of Attila the Hun to destroy her brother's kingdom in this dramatization of the thirteenth-century Norse legend
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in German and English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lavish retelling of the Faust legend based on Goethe and Marlowe employed the best talents of the German industry - masterly sets were closely related to the camerawork to avoid staginess. Opening with the meeting of Faust and Mephistophicles at night and concluding with the dominance of white, the obverse of Expressionism; in between, an extraordinary aerial flight and raffish comedy in 'a tragic-comic seesaw'. Faust made considerable impact outside Germany but was met with indifference at home. The critics remain divided. Faust is dismissed, for example, as a falsely monumental display of artifice (Kracauer) but acclaimed by Lotte Eisner as 'a high point in German chiaroscuro' and by Weinberg as 'a vast fresco of light and shadow without parallel on the screen'
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the fickle advantages of status as an aging hotel doorman is demoted to lavatory attendant
The Golem how he came into the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues
Spies by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lethargic espionage thriller about intrigues among secret agents. A power-hungry banker of many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1929 and 2004 in English and German and held by 300 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This lavish, impudent, adult fairly tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious speciall effects, stunning location shooting, and a rich color palette
Asphalt by Joe May ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
The holy mountain Der Heilige Berg ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 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
La habanera by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Don Pedro, a wealthy Puerto Rican landowner, falls in love with a Swedish woman named Astree. After the birth of their child, their relationship changes for the worse. Homesick, Astree longs to return to Sweden
The love of Jeanne Ney [Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney] by G. W Pabst ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 121 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
Mädchen in uniform Girls in uniform by Géza Radványi ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A student at a strict all-girl boarding school for the daughters of Prussian army officers falls in love with one of her teachers. She is isolated from the rest of the students by the headmistress and driven to attempt suicide
Another woman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna Temple awakens in a hospital suffering from amnesia after receiving a severe beating
Hitlerjunge Quex ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in German and held by 63 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
Wunschkonzert ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and held by 52 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
Siegfried by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 45 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
Die bauten Adolf Hitlers ein querschnitt durch die Nationalsozialistische, 1938 = Hitler's buildings, National Socialist architecture in review-1938 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nationalistic 1938 film glorifying the architecture of 1930's Germany. Featured buildings include youth schools, the Olympic stadium, Zeppelinfeld and the construction of the Reichautobahnen
 
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Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft
Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft
Languages
English (105)
German (86)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
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