Dir. Phil Jutzi (1931).
A key example of Weimar cinema’s “new objectivity,” this compact, vivid adaptation of Alfred Doblin’s lower-depths picaresque had the advantage of a script by the novelist himself—as well as a host of Berlin locations and a bravura performance by Heinrich George as a released convict who fails to go straight.
Wed., Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 5, 12:30 p.m., 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 24, 2010