Brigitte Helm






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        CABINET OF DR CALIGARI - DR MABUSE - M - THEA VON HARBOU



        Metropolis
        Brigitte Helm - Metropolis, 1927




        Metropolis

        A film by Fritz Lang, Germany, 1927
        Reconstructed & Restored 2010,
        150 minutes

        Available (22nd Nov. 2010): amazon.co.uk


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        Brigitte Helm
        B I O G R A P H Y


        March 17, 1906, Berlin - June 11, 1996, Ascona

        Encouraged by he mother, Brigitte Helm does a screen test with Fritz Lang, who promptly hired her for a role in Metropolis. In the dual role of the idealistic Maria and the mysterious robot woman, the novice becomes a star overnight among young German movie actresses. The 1927 movie Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney is her first project working with G.W. Pabst, the director who was probaly best able to bring out her mysterious adaptability. Pabst's films Abwege (1928) and Die Herrin von Atlantis (1932) are among the films that allowed Brigitte Helm to act outside all the tired cliches she has all too often been subjected to by script writers and producers.

        Brigitte Helm's relationship with Ufa is very rocky. While the movie company makes her a star and keeps increasing her pay, the actress is unhappy with the material offered to her and with restrictive clauses dictating over her weight. While she makes a few more movies by the middle of the 30s, they do not have the artistic cachet of her best silent films.

        When her contract with Ufa expires in 1935, she retires from the movies, and enters her second marriage to the industrialist Hugo Kunheim, with whom she gos to Switzerland during WWII.

        Until her death in 1996 she steadfastly refuses to appear in the movies again or even grant interviews about her film career.


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