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Tartuffe/The Way to Murnau


4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F.W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), Faust (1926) and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind. In Tartuffe, he revisits Moliere's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliere's tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper's stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate.

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  • Actors: Hermann Picha, Rosa Valetti, André Mattoni, Werner Krauss, Lil Dagover
  • Directors: F.W. Murnau
  • Writers: Carl Mayer, Molière
  • Producers: Erich Pommer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC, Silent, Subtitled
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kino Lorber films
  • DVD Release Date: November 11, 2003
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0000DZTOV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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