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Die große Liebe einer kleinen Tänzerin   [Original Title]

Country of Origin: Germany
Year of origin: 1924
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Locations of shooting: n/a

Production company: Piccolo-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Screenplay: Victor Abel
Actor: Powell-Schwiegerling-Co. (Marionettenspieler)
Director: Alfred Zeisler
Director of photography: Franz Meinecke
Commissioned by: Deulig Film AG (Berlin)

The Love of the Little Dancer's Life

This puppet animation film tells an exciting and at the same time scary love story. The appeal of the film lies in its beautifully tinted images and the lovingly designed marionettes, in particular their highly detailed features.

The film features some clear references to Robert Wiene's "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1919), this already becomes apparent in the working title: "The Cabinet of Dr. Larifari". These conscious references by Director Alfred Zeisler and screenwriter Victor Abel also influence the expressionist visual design, which is transferred from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional. However, their film does not actually copy its famous model. The conflict develops in a much more melodramatic way, Zeisler and Abel focus on the popular triangle of hero, damsel in distress and villain. This film is one of the first German puppet animation films.

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Sound: Silent film
Aspect: 1:1,33
Duration: 18 min

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Sound: Silent film
Aspect: 1:1,33
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