A “sexual tragedy of youth” that anticipated later teenage movies. Based on Frank Wedekind’s play, the film explores 1920s youth culture – complete with cigarettes, jazz music, the gramophone, and a goodly bit of alcohol.
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35mm. Oswald is an accomplished film writer who, while not intervening in omnisciently creative ways, structures an accurately fluid and simple language about the narratives that interest him. From Wedekind's magnificent text, of which i haven't seen a theatrical adaptation that interested me, i finally find its possible most appropriate and exemplary personification, with a sensibility that frames people to images.