SKU 2772

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

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. 

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.

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.


DVD-R is in German with both hard-encoded and switchable English subtitles. Approx. 86 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!



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