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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 429 works in 845 publications in 6 languages and 12,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Film noir  Documentary films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Expressionist films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Editor, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by UFA (Firm)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

67 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2020 A.D., Metropolis is coldly ruled by Joh Fredersen. A small privileged class frolics above ground while the oppressed mass of workers toil below ground. Freder, son of Joh, falls in love with the saintly Maria, a young lower-class woman who preaches secretly to the workers. Metropolis is nearly destroyed when Joh's attempt to use a robot bearing the likeness of Maria backfires and the nihilistic robot incites the workers to violence
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

44 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in German and English and held by 1,171 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

23 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame. Après un entretien entre Dieu le Père et Méphisto, le démon va tenter Faust et le plaçant sur son manteau après le pacte, lui fait traverser l'Europe pour arriver chez la duchesse de Parme. Au cours d'une fête, Faust s'éprend de Marguerite. Se sentant responsable de sa condamnation, il montera sur le bûcher. Avec Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 584 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried establishes larger-than-life heroic characters who are defined by tests of valor and rigid codes of honor. In order to win the hand of Kriemhild, Siegfried must win a bride for her brother, King Gunther. Kriemhild's Revenge begins after the death of Siegfried, and weaves the treacherous tale of his widow's ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. The noble qualities of the first film become liabilities in the second, as the blood oaths and vows of loyalty bring about a maelstrom of violence that results in the slaughter of entire armies. Includes bonus features
The Golem : how he came into the world by Paul Wegener( Visual )

10 editions published between 1920 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forseeing a time of misfortune, a learned rabbi in an impoverished East European ghetto decides his people can be saved only by a golem, a man-made creature brought to life by a magic word. The golem does indeed save the Jews from a pogrom, before returning to lifeless clay. Wegener's third filming of this legend
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 432 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
Woman in the moon by Fritz Lang( Visual )

9 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman joins an extraterrestrial expedition in search of gold on the moon
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 333 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 physician by Asa Yancy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 304 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
Tartuffe by F. W Murnau( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 263 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
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

10 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 242 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
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 206 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 )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 154 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 125 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 )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and held by 81 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 allegience to the Hitler youth movement which eventually leads to his own death. In addition, plot paraphrases, commentary and analysis of propaganda techniques are interspersed throughout the original film
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 62 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
Another woman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Temple awakens in a hospital suffering from amnesia after receiving a severe beating
Das Wunschkonzert( Visual )

5 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
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and German and held by 46 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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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

اونیورسوم فیلم آگی

ウーファー

乌发电影公司

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