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Ufa: Myth and Reality

Synopsis
A history of the Universum Film AG (UFa), an influential film production company in Germany. Part 1 covers the period from its founding in 1917 to 1932 and includes excerpts from films including BOMBEN AUF MONTE CARLO, METROPOLIS and DER BLAUE ENGEL. Part 2 deals with the 1933 to 1945 when the Nazis made use of the arts for their own ends. Productions from this time included entertainment films such as VIKTOR UND VIKTORIA and LA HABANERA, propaganda films, and ‘hold-out’ films, which were intended to reinforce people’s desire for war. Part 3 describes the period after 1945 when the Defa as a state-owned concern took over the studios and staff.
Language
English
Country
Germany
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 3 x 45 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distributin
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
cinema; film studios; Germany; history of cinema

Credits

Director
Erwin Leisner
Writer
Erwin Leisner

Production Company

Name

Kennedyallee 91-103

Phone
+2 28 880 319
Fax
+2 28 880 457
Address
D-53175 Bonn
Germany
Notes
Contact: Dr Beate Raabe, e-mail: B1@inter-nationes.de

Distributor

Name

German Film & Video Library

Email
info@ edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 427614
Fax
01795 437988
Address
c/o Education Distribution Service
Unit 2, Drywall Estate
Castle Road
Sittingbourne
ME10 3RL
Notes
rec’d 10/96

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