The last laugh [DVD] / Kino International ; Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung ; UFA ; direction, F. W. Murnau ; screenplay, Carl Mayer ; [Restored version]: a production of ZDF ; co-produced by Saarländischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Filminstitut, in collaboration with ARTE ; Producers [restored version]: Sabine Tomek, Christian Schwalbe.
by
 
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931.

Title
The last laugh [DVD] / Kino International ; Transit Film GmbH ; Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung ; UFA ; direction, F. W. Murnau ; screenplay, Carl Mayer ; [Restored version]: a production of ZDF ; co-produced by Saarländischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Filminstitut, in collaboration with ARTE ; Producers [restored version]: Sabine Tomek, Christian Schwalbe.

Other Title
F. W. Murnau's The last laugh

Edition
Restored German version.

Performer
Emil Jannings.

Publication
New York, N.Y. : Kino International, 2009.

Distribution
[Germany] : Distributed worldwide by Transit Film.

Publication Date
2009

General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1924.
 
"[R]estored through the cooperation of the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin; the Swiss Cinémathèque, Lausanne; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden." - Opening titles.
 
Released in 2009 as part of the 6 DVD set, Murnau, by Kino International.

Contents
Special features : Der Letzte Mann, das making of (The making of The last laugh) (n.d. ; 41 min.); original German title sequences ; image gallery.

Abstract
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then he experiences a strange twist of fate. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards.

Content Type
two-dimensional moving image

Carrier Type
videodisc

Added Author
Murnau, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1888-1931.
 
Mayer, Carl, 1894-1944.
 
Schwalbe, Christian.
 
Tomek, Sabine.
 
Jannings, Emil, 1884-1950.
 
Becce, Giuseppe, 1877-1973.
 
Strobel, Frank.

Added Corporate Author
Saarländischer Rundfunk. Sinfonie-Orchester.
 
UFA (Firm)
 
Kino International Corporation.
 
Transit Film.
 
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.
 
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
 
Saarländischer Rundfunk.
 
Deutsches Filminstitut, DIF.
 
Association relative à la télévision européenne.

Genre
Feature films.
 
Motion pictures, German.
 
Silent films.
 
Fiction films.

Language
Undetermined

Subject
Hotel doorkeepers -- Drama.
 
Age discrimination in employment -- Drama.
 
Millionaires -- Drama.
 
Feature films.
 
Motion pictures, German.
 
Silent films.
 
Fiction films.


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