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EIN VOLKSFEIND (1937) * with switchable and hard-encoded English subtitles *

Hans Steinhoff Writers: Henrik Ibsen (play), Erich Ebermayer, Stars: Heinrich George, Herbert Hübner, Franziska Kinz
$13.99

Vor dem Weltkrieg betreibt Dr. med. Hans Stockmann in einer kleinen Stadt seine Praxis. Sein ehrgeiziger Bruder ist Bürgermeister von Trimburg, das sich zu einem ansehnlichen Kurort entwickelt hat. Da wird Stockmann zum Badearzt berufen. Er hält die sanitären Anlagen für untragbar und besteht auf einer Sanierung. Sein ehrgeiziger Bruder und alle, die bisher gut verdient haben, sind natürlich dagegen. Von allen Seiten wird der Badearzt angefeindet, und der Streit eskaliert.

Before the First World War, Dr. Hans Stockmann had a practice in a small town.  His powerhungry brother is the mayor of Bad Trimburg, which has developed into a respectable resort.  Dr. Stockmann is called in to become the town’s chief physician.  He considers the sanitary conditions to be intolerable and insists on a clean-up.  His ambitious brother and all those who, till now, have profited well from the corner cutting, are, of course, against that for financial reasons.  The doctor is condemned from all sides and the conflict escalates. 

The poor quality of the film and its hard-encoded English subtitles necessitated an improved and more easily-read switchable subtitle being added on by us.

 

THERE IS A NEWSREEL ALONG WITH THE FILM, JUST AS GERMAN AUDIENCES MIGHT HAVE SEEN WHEN THE MOVIE WAS FIRST SHOWN (except this newsreel may not be contemporary to when the film was released).

DVD-R IS IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE AND HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES (see description)

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - unsharp film quality with some pixellization

·        Other notable issues?  - there are very noticeable parts of the film missing  (as is obvious by subtitled parts showing up and disappearing rapidly)

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  86 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  22 mins

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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