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Sumurun

Sumurun

Ernst Lubitsch ,

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Runtime:

103

Aspect Ratio:

1.33:1

Colour:

Tinted

Certificate:

PG

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English (optional)

Genre:

World Cinema

 

By turns melodramatic and grotesquely comic, Sumurun brings together performances by star-players Paul Wegener (Der Golem.), Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, and Ernst Lubitsch himself (in the role of an ultra-pathetic hunchbacked minstrel) for this ensemble tale pulled from the milieu of The Arabian Nights. Featuring hundreds of extras milling through open-air set-pieces and dusky harem-chambers alike, Sumurun demonstrates Lubitsch’s ability to transfigure rote romance into vibrant pageant.

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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 David Cairns in the accompanying booklet

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