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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 383 works in 690 publications in 4 languages and 10,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Film noir  Motion pictures  Biography  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Silent films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,990 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 )
26 editions published between 1930 and 2009 in German and English and held by 1,121 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 )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 559 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 )
13 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 485 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 )
5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A proud hotel doorman is demoted to a lavatory attendant
The Golem how he came into the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and held by 441 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 )
6 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 311 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 )
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 Molière ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 256 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 )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and English and held by 218 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
The holy mountain Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 197 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 )
8 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
La habanera by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 147 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 )
2 editions published in 2001 in German and English and held by 120 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
Der Letzte Mann The last laugh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 85 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
Another woman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 66 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic propaganda film, Quex, a German youth, faces a conflict of ideals between his Communist father and his growing allegiance to the Hitler Youth movement which eventually leads to his own death
Mädchen in uniform Girls in uniform ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 54 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
Wunschkonzert ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in German and held by 51 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 )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 47 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
 
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Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft
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English (102)
German (82)
Hebrew (1)
Spanish (1)
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