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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 530 works in 888 publications in 4 languages and 11,734 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Monster films  Historical films  Musical films  Expressionist films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by UFA (Firm)
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

65 editions published between 1926 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,129 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 )

27 editions published between 1930 and 2009 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 )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 593 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and held by 476 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

5 editions published between 1924 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proud hotel doorman is demoted to a lavatory attendant
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage( Visual )

7 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in English and German and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe's Faust and folk sagas
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in English and German and held by 327 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 299 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 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family
Münchhausen by Josef von Baky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in German and English and held by 226 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
Knight Rusty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Embark on an adventure like no other with a very special knight in this imaginative animated family film! Rusty lives with his dragon Cole and faithful friend Bo in the kingdom of Scrapland, a magical world completely made of scrap-metal. With dreams of winning the great knights' tournament, Rusty acquires a speedy engine for his horse Chopper that propels them into first place. But when the engine turns out o be stolen from ambitious Prince Novel, brave Rusty must redeem his knightly honor, save the kingdom and prove that true friends always stick together."--back of container
The holy mountain Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 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 )

8 editions published between 1929 and 2006 in English and German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A femme fatale steals jewels, and seduces the cop sent to bring her in. Set in Berlin
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 152 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 122 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 has a brief interlude of happiness in Paris until her uncle is murdered and the crime pinned on Andreas
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage = a German popular legend( Visual )

7 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge & perfect happiness
Der Letzte Mann The last laugh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 84 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
Hitlerjunge Quex( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in German and held by 70 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
Another woman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Temple awakens in a hospital suffering from amnesia after receiving a severe beating
Das deutsche Filmschrifttum; eine Bibliographie der Bücher und Zeitschriften über das Filmwesen by Hans Traub( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityBerliner Union Film

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Berlin (Allemagne)

Berliner Union Film

Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

Studiourile de filme UFA

UfA

UFA (Berlin)

UFA deutsches Filmunternehmen

Universum Film

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

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乌发电影公司

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