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Fährmann Maria (1936)

A beautiful young drifter comes to a small village and battles Death itself to save the man she loves.

Director:

Frank Wisbar (as Frank Wysbar)

Writers:

Hans Jürgen Nierentz, Frank Wisbar (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sybille Schmitz ... Maria
Aribert Mog ... The Young Man
Carl de Vogt ... The Minstrel
Peter Voß Peter Voß ... The Man in Black (Death)
Gerhard Bienert ... The Wealthy Landowner
Eduard Wenck Eduard Wenck ... Mayor Hegemann
Karl Platen Karl Platen ... The Old Ferryman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernst Stimmel Ernst Stimmel ... Dorfschullehrer
Mimi Thoma Mimi Thoma ... Singer (Heidelied)
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Storyline

Maria, an enigmatic young drifter, takes over the job of piloting a tiny ferry in a small secluded village after the mysterious death of the former ferryman, and one night gives a ride to a wounded man. Later, when Death comes to claim his life, she tries to save him by engaging the Grim Reaper in a delirious dance of doom. Can true love triumph in the face of certain destiny? Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death and the Maiden See more »

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Mono (Tobis Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The last classic German Expressionist film of its kind made in Germany before the film industry was swallowed up by the Third Reich. See more »

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Edited into Dance with Death: The Ufa-Star Sybille Schmitz (2000) See more »

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This one gives you the creeps! Brilliant!
9 December 2000 | by beautyfullooserSee all my reviews

Unique in its visual impact, excellent acting by Sybille Schmitz who became a star with this film. For her "non-arian" looks she was later dropped by Goebbels and committed suicide in the Fifties after her hopes of a new beginning to her career didn't fulfil. Very dark, mysterious and melancholic. A must-see!!!


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