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Die Bergkatze [The Mountain-Lion / The Wildcat]

Die Bergkatze [The Mountain-Lion / The Wildcat]

Ernst Lubitsch ,

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81

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1.33:1

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Black & White

Certificate:

PG

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English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

 

Set in one of Lubitsch’s hallmark mythical kingdoms, Die Bergkatze [The Mountain-Lion / The Wildcat] finds Lubitsch in exuberantly expressionistic mode, employing a host of optical masks to create perhaps the most visually audacious comic spectacle of his career. Pola Negri plays the daughter of a band of thieves; seduction of army commander (and audience) ensues. Lubitsch’s personal favourite work of all his German films, Die Bergkatze represents a peak in both Lubitsch’s silent oeuvre and the silent cinema as a whole.

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Lubitsch in Berlin: Six Films 1918-1921
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  • New, officially licenced transfer from restored materials
  • New and improved optional English subtitles with original German-language intertitles
  • New short essay by Anna Thorngate in the accompanying booklet

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