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UFA (Firm)

Overview
Works: 788 works in 1,470 publications in 3 languages and 15,208 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Dystopian films  Historical films  History  Fantasy films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Editor, Other, prn, Originator, Responsible party, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

67 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,257 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 )

52 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,142 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

27 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 627 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 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 600 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

21 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in English and German and held by 554 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 )

12 editions published between 1920 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story is set in medieval Prague. The Rabbi gives life to the Golem who falls in love with the Rabbi's daughter and brings fear to the emperor's court. He is destroyed by an innocent child. Based on the legend of the Golem, a popular figure in Jewish tradition
Catherine the Great( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 466 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 )

11 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lethargic espionage thriller about intrigues among secret agents. A power-hungry banker of 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 316 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 310 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 )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and English and held by 278 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
Tartuffe by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau( Visual )

9 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
The holy mountain = Der Heilige Berg by Arnold Fanck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against a backdrop of the German Alps, a love triangle develops as two men vie for the affection of a dancer. One of Fanck's legendary "mountain films."
Asphalt by Joe May( Visual )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful jewel thief is caught during a theft, and seduces the young policeman assigned to her case
The love of Jeanne Ney by G. W Pabst( Visual )

10 editions published between 1927 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 166 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
La habanera by Douglas Sirk( 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
Hitlerjunge Quex = Hitler Youth Quex( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in German and English and held by 135 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 leads to his own death
Kolberg by Veit Harlan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in German and held by 120 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
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 80 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
Gold by Karl Hartl( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in German and held by 79 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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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)

Berlin (Allemagne)

Berliner Union Film

Decla-Ufa-Film

Hugenberg-Konzern Berlin Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft

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Öfö

Studiourile de filme UFA

UFA

UFA (Berlin)

Ufa-film

UFA GmbH

UFA německá filmová společnost

Universum Film

Universum-Film AG (Berlin)

Universum Film AG German film company

Universum-Film AG (Potsdam)

Universum Film AG saksalainen elokuvayhtiö

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)

اونیورزوم فیلم

اونیورسوم فیلم آگی

شركة يونيفيرسال فيلم شركة افلام ألمانية

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乌发电影公司

Languages
German (159)

English (158)

Spanish (1)