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The Blue Angel (PG) S

24 Jun
26 Jun 2019

Directed by

Josef von Sternberg

The Blue Angel

Marlene Dietrich is sensational in her breakthrough role as Lola Loal, star attraction of The Blue Angel beer hall. Raunchy, witty, self-possessed, Lola exudes erotic power. 'Beware of blonde women,' she sings but no one heeds this advice - neither her schoolboy fans, not their sexually repressed teacher (Emil Jannings) whose moral outrage dissolves into lust. A masterpiece of enigmatic lighting, decor and sound, featuring real-life stars of Weimar cabaret (Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti), and the now classic songs of Friedrich Hollaender. An enduring classic; its subversive vitality is undiminished.