SKU 1772

FEIND IM BLUT (Enemy in the Blood) (1931) * with switchable English subtitles *

Walter Ruttmann, Ruth Albu, Gretelott Braxis and Walburga Gmür

Engrossing and uncompromising documentary film about the fight against syphilis made back at a time when treatment for the disease was in its early stages.  Through the use of rather heavy-handed drama, this rather "subtle" Teutonic melodrama makes its point ... and then some!  Though unintended, the film vividly reveals how the extremely difficult socio-economic problems of the Weimar Era led to, among other things, serious medical repercussions.  Don't expect to be in the mood to party afterwards.

DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles.  Approx. 69 mins.  See film sample for audio and video quality!


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