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DER FEUERTEUFEL (1940)

Luis Trenker, Judith Holzmeister and Bertl Schultes
$9.99
It is the time of the War of Liberation against Napoleon's French occupation authorities in Prussia and Austria  (1813).  The Carinthian woodsman Sturmegger is desperately trying to win freedom for his townsmen in the armed struggle against the French.  Together with a like-minded group of men, he one day attacks a coach, in which there is suspected to be a French general.  Shortly afterwards, Sturmegger is identified as the mastermind behind the assault and is arrested. 
 
In Preußen und Österreich toben wilde Befreiungskämpfe gegen Napoleons französische Besatzungsmacht. Der Kärntner Holzknecht Sturmegger versucht verzweifelt, Bürger seiner Heimatstadt für den bewaffneten Kampf gegen die Franzosen zu gewinnen. Zusammen mit einer Gruppe Gleichgesinnter überfällt er eines Tages eine Kutsche, in der er einen französischen General vermutet. Kurz darauf wird Sturmegger als Drahtzieher des Überfalls bekannt und verhaftet.

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): 

 

·        Digital Quality?  - no

·        Sharp border features  (edges of faces, buildings, etc.)?  - no

·        Sharpness within the border features  (inside the borders of the face, for example)? - no

·        Other notable issues? - good film quality with softness and indistinct features.  Watchable

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  92 mins

LENGTH OF NEWSREEL:  20 mins

 

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