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Überfall (1928)

Polizeibericht Überfall (original title)
| Short, Crime, Drama
A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.

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Ernö Metzner
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Heinrich Gotho Heinrich Gotho
Eva Schmid-Kayser Eva Schmid-Kayser
Sybille Schmitz
Alfred Loretto Alfred Loretto
Han Ruys Han Ruys
Rudolf Hilberg Rudolf Hilberg
Heinrich Falconi Heinrich Falconi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gustav Püttjer Gustav Püttjer
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A coin found on the street turns out to be unlucky for those who attempt to possess it.

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Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Also Known As:

Überfall See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Banned by German censor in 1928 because of its "brutalizing and demoralizing effect". See more »

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short description of plot, summary of technical devices employed
12 December 1998 | by udaveSee all my reviews

A slice-of-life vignette about life in poverty stricken Weimar- era Germany. A man wins some cash in a dice game in a low grade beer hall. He in pursued by a thug through the streets of Berlin, and escapes into the arms of a prostitute, only to find himself narrowly avoiding being murdered by her pimp. Once back out on the street he falls victim to the thug. The film makes extraordinary use of bizarre camera angles, fast Russian-style editing and contains a dream sequence which is distorted through use of mirrors and refracting lenses.


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