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Underworld

Josef von Sternberg / US, 1927 / 80 min.

The first gangster film in Hollywood history set the bar for the genre. Criminal Bull Weed gets in trouble with a rival gang. In the meantime, his girlfriend feels attracted to a former lawyer and current alcoholic. With live music by Thijs Havens.

poster Underworld (Josef von Sternberg, US 1927)
Josef von Sternberg – made famous in the 1930s by his collaboration with Marlene Dietrich at Paramount – made his breakthrough with this film. He was very insecure about it, so much so in fact that he skipped the première and sent his wife to see what people thought of the film.

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Director

Josef von Sternberg

Production year

1927

Country

US

Original title

Underworld

Length

80 min.

Language

live music, English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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