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UFA (Firm)

Works: 518 works in 1,114 publications in 3 languages and 13,760 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Fantasy films  Historical films  History  Action and adventure films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, isb, Distributor, Other, Editor, prn
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 5 languages and held by 3,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

52 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,139 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

26 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 616 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of Nordic lagend, 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F.W Murnau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and German and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
The Golem : how he came into the world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the legend of the golem, a popular figure in Jewish tradition. In medieval Prague, the Rabbi Loew gives life to the golem, a clay monster. The golem falls in love with the Rabbi's daughter and brings fear to the emperor's court, but is eventually destroyed by an innocent child
Catherine the Great( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 463 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 )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 345 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 )

5 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 311 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 309 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 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, the German studio UFA produced this super spectacle about the adventures of Baron Muenchausen to celebrate its 25th anniversary
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A strange and beguiling romance that launched the career of Leni Riefenstahl, The Holy Mountain is the greatest of Arnold Fanck's legendary "mountain films," in which dramatic intrigues are played out against the breathtaking backdrop of the German Alps. Enthralled by the scenic majesty and heaving power of nature, an alluring dancer (Riefenstahl) seeks the man of her dreams in a small mountain village. There she encounters a reclusive climber (Louis Trenker) and a young skier (Ernst Petersen), who are each pursuing their own elusive ideals amid the intoxicating beauty and treacherous dangers of the Alps. Riefenstahl, who would later direct the controversial Triumph of the Will and Olympia, no doubt acquired her fascination with the Übermensch while working on this lofty mortality tale, and developed an eye for the striking compositions for which she would later become famous."--Conteneur
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 201 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 Detlef Sierck( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in German and held by 159 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 )

9 editions published between 1927 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 153 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
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in German and held by 119 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 2018 in German and held by 100 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
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in German and held by 72 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 an 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
Frau im Mond = Woman in the moon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after revolutionizing the science fiction film with his epic Metropolis, director Fritz Long revisited the genre with an ambitious spectacle that dramatizes the first lunar expedition. Rather than a flight of pure fantasy, Lang, screenwriter Thea von Harbou and a group of technical consultants conceived a modernized 'Trip to the Moon' grounded in state-of-the-art astrophysics. Spiced with romance and espionage (including a network of diabolical super-spies straight out of Lang's Mabuse films), Woman in the Moon (Frau im Mond) was one of the most influential science fiction films of its era"--Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Ufa story : a history of Germany's greatest film company, 1918-1945Multiple language versions made in Babelsberg : Ufa's international strategy, 1929-1939100 Years Studio Babelsberg : the art of filmmaking
Alternative Names

controlled identityBerliner Union Film

controlled identityDecla-Bioscop (Firm)

Berliner Union Film

Decla-Bioscop (Firme)

Studiourile de filme UFA


Ufa GmbH

UFA německá filmová společnost

Ufa TV & Film Produktion GmbH

UFA (Universum Film Aktiengesellschaft, Allemagne)

Universum Film

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum Film AG saksalainen elokuvayhtiö

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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