The Doll / Die Puppe

Poster for The Doll / Die Puppe Deliciously weird for 1919 or any other year, Ernst Lubitsch’s Die Puppe (The Doll) declares its intent to please from the first shot. An appealing twenty-seven-year-old Lubitsch himself is the first person to appear, as he refuses to look his own camera in the eye. Instead, from a toy box he busily assembles a cute little diorama composed of a felt lawn and an S-curved driveway, a series of cutout trees on pencil-size trunks, and a house with one door, one window, and a removable roof. He opens the house, places two dolls inside, and presto—the story begins. Our director is the doll-maker’s doll-maker, E.T.A. Hoffman with a camera, manipulating the characters for all they are worth. (Source)

Original title:
Die Puppe
Year:
1919
Length:
48 minutes
Country:
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genre:

Shown at

  1. Jüdische Filmtage in München - 2020

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