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VIOLANTA (Violantha) (1942)

Paul May Writers: Paul May, Ernst Zahn (novel), 1 more credit » Stars: Annelies Reinhold, Richard Häussler, Hans Schlenck
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Violanta wird von ihren Pflegeeltern als Magd geduldet. Sie gibt sich Marianus hin, der nach einer gemeinsam verbrachten Nacht verschwindet. Sie erwartet ein Kind und verlässt den elterlichen Hof. Auf der Suche nach Marianus lernt sie dessen Bruder kennen und heiratet ihn aus Sorge um die Zukunft ihres Kindes. Andreas, ihr Mann, glaubt, das Kind sei von ihm. Eines Tages kehrt Marianus zurück, findet heraus, dass er selbst der Vater ist und erpresst damit Violanta.

Violanta is only tolerated by her stepparents, because they use her as a maid.  She gives herself to Marianus, who disappears after they spend the night together.  She ends up pregnant and leaves the family farm.  While searching for Marianus, she gets to know his brother and ends up marrying him to secure a future for her child.  Andreas, her new husband, believes it’s his child.  One day, Marianus returns and finds out that he’s the father.  He then blackmails Violanta with this newfound piece of information.

 

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 NO SUBTITLES (except for the Newsreel).

QUALITY (of feature film only): 

 

·        Sharpness of picture?  - minor softness and washouts

·        Other notable issues?  - low gain in volume  (i.e., you will need to turn the volume up on your TV)

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  94 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  29 mins