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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 447 works in 923 publications in 5 languages and 13,282 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  History  Documentary films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Editor, Originator, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about UFA (Firm)
 
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

71 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a 21st century city run by a "super trustee" and his collaborators who live in a paradise-like garden. Workers are totally enslaved by machines and condemned to live underground. In the midst of this misery, a young woman, Maria, arises and attempts to inspire the workers to throw off their oppressors
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

48 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,171 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

16 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and German and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 606 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
Die Nibelungen by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 589 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
The Golem : how he came into the world by Paul Wegener( Visual )

11 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story is set in medieval Prague. The Rabbi gives life to the Golem who falls in love with the Rabbi's daughter and brings fear to the emperor's court. He is destroyed by an innocent child. Based on the legend of the Golem, a popular figure in Jewish tradition
Catherine the Great by Henri Troyat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trapped in a loveless political marriage to the dissolute nephew of the ailing Russian Empress Elizabeth, young German princess Sophia Fredericka bides her time, chooses her lovers carefully and plots her path to the throne. Skillfully manipulating the Russian triumvirate of church, army and aristocracy, she adroitly rides the shifting currents of social change and unrest to become one of Russia's most unforgettable and beloved rulers, Catherine the Great
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 471 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 365 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
The physician by Asa Yancy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Rob Cole, a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. The experience also opens his eyes to a rare gift; that he has the ability to foretell death. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina who may be able to help develop his rare talent. With war looming and his abilities exposed, his unflagging quest for knowledge leads to the blossoming of friendship and true love."--Container
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

9 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 274 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
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

11 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a backdrop of the German Alps, a love triangle develops as two men vie for the affection of a dancer. One of Fanck's legendary "mountain films."
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 162 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 by G. W Pabst( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in English and German and held by 126 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 have a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Hitlerjunge Quex( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and held by 87 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
Faust by F. W Murnau( Visual )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Holk builds a machine which changes lead to gold. When the operation is sabotaged, resulting in the death of his mentor, Holk must accept the backing of John Wills, a ruthless and greedy English Businessman. Holk recognizes it as a golden opportunity for revenge and plots to destroy Wills' machinery, capturing the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity
Das Wunschkonzert( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and held by 57 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
 
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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

Decla-Bioscop (Firme)

Hugenberg-Konzern

Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Studiourile de filme UFA

Ufa

UFA (Berlin)

Ufa-film

Universum Film

Universum-Film-AG

Universum-Film AG (Berlin)

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum-Film AG (Potsdam)

Universum Film AG немецкая киностудия в Берлине

Universum-Film Aktien Gesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Berlin)

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft (Potsdam)

Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft zu Berlin

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft Perusahaan film di Jerman

Universum Film Aktiengesselschaft (Potsdam)

Universum Film (Potsdam)

Universumfilm Ag

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