The crowning achievement of the German expressionist movement is F.W. Myrna's The Last Laugh. Emil Jennings stars in the bleak fable of an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Jennings's colossal performance, The Last Laugh becomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class. Restored in 2003 by Lucian Berretta and the Friedrich Wilhelm Myrna Sifting, this Kino edition is the definitive version of a silent masterwork, presented with unprecedented clarity and a new orchestral recording of the original 1924 score. Photographed by Karl Freund (Cinematographer of Tod Browning s 1931 Dracula).
This two-DVD edition features both THE RESTORED GERMAN VERSION and THE UNRESTORED EXPORT EDITION
KINO: The Last Laugh (Deluxe Restored Edition) in September
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