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La habanera

Author: Douglas SirkGerhard MenzelZarah LeanderKarl MartellFerdinand MarianAll authors
Publisher: NY, NY : Kino on Video, [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : GermanView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Musical films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Sirk; Gerhard Menzel; Zarah Leander; Karl Martell; Ferdinand Marian; Franz Weihmayr; Lothar Brühne; Transit Film.; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.; UFA (Firm); Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 54986248
Language Note: German with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1937.
Special features: photo gallery; excerpts of original German reviews; Douglas Sirk filmography; booklet essay by film scholar Jan-Christopher Horak.
Credits: Cinematographer, Franz Weihmayr ; music, Lothar Brühne.
Cast: Zarah Leander, Karl Martell, Ferdinand Marian.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Other Titles: Douglas Sirk's la habanera
Responsibility: Transit Film ; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung ; ein Ufafilm ; Ein Film von Gerhard Menzel ; Spielleitung, Detlef Sierck.

Abstract:

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.

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