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Earth Spirit (1923)

Erdgeist (original title)
Dr. Schön marries a lower class girl, Lulu. Young and voluptuous she attracts the attention of the all the male gender, but the doctor will not let her go. After Lulu shoots the doctor, his son has to make a serious decision.

Director:

Leopold Jessner

Writers:

Carl Mayer, Frank Wedekind (play)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Asta Nielsen ... Lulu
Albert Bassermann ... Dr. Schoen
Carl Ebert Carl Ebert ... Schwarz
Gustav Rickelt Gustav Rickelt ... Dr. Goll
Rudolf Forster ... Alwa Schoen
Alexander Granach ... Schigolch
Heinrich George ... Rodrigo
Erwin Biswanger Erwin Biswanger ... Eulenber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julius Falkenstein
Lucy Kieselhausen
Anton Pointner
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Dr. Schön marries a lower class girl, Lulu. Young and voluptuous she attracts the attention of the all the male gender, but the doctor will not let her go. After Lulu shoots the doctor, his son has to make a serious decision.

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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

22 February 1923 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Earth Spirit See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of Lulu (1917) See more »

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Lulu (Asta Nielsen) is a desperate seductress, always looking for new victims of her passion.
24 May 2005 | by ronzaSee all my reviews

The wonderful Asta Nielsen in a fabulous film where she demonstrates her great talent. This film is both tragic, dramatic and (un)intentionally humorous. It is amazing how much the silent films still have left to tell us. Asta brings this film up to a very high level, her gestures and elegant moves make the whole difference. Just to watch her hands is a joy. Something special about this film is the fabulous set design. There are oversize flowers, i.e. a three meters tall lily, and the costumes are both glamorous and funny. This film is basically a great example of how much you can tell with very few tools. By the way, I watched the film with dutch text (I do not speak dutch!), but still, the point was clear.


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