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.