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Scherben (1921)

Set during the winter, the story tells the tale of a track checker and his family who live a poverty-stricken life next to a railway line. They receive a telegram announcing the arrival of ... See full summary »

Director:

Lupu Pick

Writers:

Carl Mayer, Lupu Pick
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Cast

Cast overview:
Werner Krauss ... Bahnwärter
Edith Posca Edith Posca ... Tochter des Bahnwärters
Hermine Straßmann-Witt Hermine Straßmann-Witt ... Frau des Bahnwärters
Paul Otto Paul Otto ... Bahninspektor
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Set during the winter, the story tells the tale of a track checker and his family who live a poverty-stricken life next to a railway line. They receive a telegram announcing the arrival of the section inspector, who is to live with the family. Written by A Cinema History

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 May 1921 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Shattered See more »

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Rex-Film GmbH See more »
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Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Wonderful film
1 June 2000 | by rmh3283See all my reviews

This little picture is absolutely charming. There are few inconsistencies, and I would like to see a version where the "I am a murderer" scene is tinted red, as I understand it was in the original. Werner Krauss is spectacular as the bovine bourgeois, and Edith Posca, Lupu Pick's wife is extremely moving, especially in the scenes where she "throws herself" at the Paul Otto and when she vengefully confesses to her father (she reminds me of a cat in that scene). Too bad she didn't have many other acting roles ("Sylvester", also directed by Lupu Pick) is available only in Germany


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