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Silent Cinema

Comedy Film
The Doll

18, 19 October 2013
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The Doll (Die Puppe,1919), by Ernst Lubitsch (65')
Presentation: Eduardo Rodríguez Merchán

German film by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Ossi Oswalda and Hermann Thiming. In stylised sets typical of a fable, an aristocrat threatens to disinherit his shy nephew if he doesn’t get married. The latter tries to please him by marrying a life-size doll, although she turns out to be less innocent than he thought. The film is a very original and entertaining dramatisation of an episode of the so-called “war of sexes” during the years in which Sigmund Freud developed his theories about the conflictive secrets of human sexuality in Vienna.

On Saturday, the video of the presentation recorded the day before will be shown.

Comedy Film

Fundación Juan March
Castelló, 77 – 28006 MADRID – Spain
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