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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 455 works in 956 publications in 5 languages and 13,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  History  Documentary films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Expressionist films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Editor, Originator, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

73 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2026, the rich rule over the poor, who live underground. One man tries to bridge the gap between the two classes. In July 2008 a complete 16mm copy of the film was discovered with an additional 25 minutes of lost footage that had not been seen since the film's premiere in 1927. In restoration, the text of the intertitles was taken from German censorship records and translated into English. Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung in co-operation with ZDF and ARTE supported the restoration, and the sci-fi epic was re-released in 2010
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

50 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'autoritaire professeur Immanuel Rath tombe amoureux de Löla, chanteuse de Beuglant. Il perd sa position, épouse la chanteuse, suit la troupe dirigée par Hazeppa, vend les photos de sa femme déshabillée, devient même clown, essaie d'étrangler l'infidèle et a conscience de toute sa déchéance en retrouvant sa petite ville et sa salle de classe
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

19 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and German and held by 673 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 )

23 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 620 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-part version of the Nibelungenlied. In part 1, 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 the second part, Kriemhilde avenges the murder of Siegfried by marrying Attila the Hun and causing mass slaughter
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 494 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
Catherine the Great by Henri Troyat( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 484 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
Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

6 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman joins an extraterrestrial expedition in search of gold on the moon
The physician by Asa Yancy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 313 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 273 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 268 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 265 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
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 209 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 )

9 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 164 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 )

4 editions published between 1927 and 2001 in German and English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young French woman is caught up in political and romantic turmoil during the Russian revolution. This is the longest version available and features a new orchestral score by Timothy Brock
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mobilized Germany's most talented artists ... to re-create the true story of a Prussian town's rebellion against Napoleon's army of occupation. Laced with anti-Christian symbolism and National Socialist ideology, the film is a mirror of Hitler Germany's own war for survival. In its characterization of Kolberg's besieged citizenry, the epic allegorically reflects the spirit of fanatical resolve to fight on, that Nazi propaganda was attempting to instill in the German population during the final years of World War 2"--Container
Hitlerjunge Quex = Hitler Youth Quex( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and held by 90 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
Faust by F. W Murnau( Visual )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe's Faust and folk sagas
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
 
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controlled identityBerliner Union Film

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Berlin (Allemagne)

Berliner Union Film

Decla-Bioscop (Firme)

Hugenberg-Konzern

Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

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Ufa

UFA (Berlin)

Ufa-film

UFA německá filmová společnost

Universum Film

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)

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