Tales of Hoffmann (1916)

02/26/1916 (DE) 50m
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This movie, directed by Richard Oswald, is based on the operetta "Les contes de Hoffmann" by Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880), which is a genial musical potpourri from various short stories and novels by the Prussian writer, composer, painter, lawyer and judge E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822). While Hoffmann's literary work was longtime considered to be merely fantastical, it was finally researched, in the last years, according to its metaphysical background. Characteristic for Hoffmann's work is his life-long fight against rationalism and for the revelation of nature morte, culminating mostly in carnival-like scenes anticipating literary techniques only described in the works of Bachtin and Bachelard.

  1. Richard Oswald

    Director, Writer

  2. E.T.A. Hoffmann

    Story

  3. Fritz Friedmann-Frederich

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Kurt Wolowsky

    junger Hoffmann

  2. Max Ruhbeck

    Onkel

  3. Paula Ronay

    Tante

  4. Werner Krauss

    Werner Krauss

    Conte Dapertutto

  5. Friedrich Kühne

    Coppelius, Brillenhändler

  6. Lupu Pick

    Spalanzani, Direktor eines Museums

  7. Ernst Ludwig

    Rat Crespel

  8. Nelly Ridon

    Frau Rat Crespel

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Tales of Hoffmann

Original Title Hoffmanns Erzählungen

Status Released

Original Language German

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