The life of a young girl whose birth is the result of a scientific experiment in artificial impregnation.
Henrik Galeen was born as Heinrich Wiesenberg on January 7, 1881, in Stryi, Ukraine (then Austria-Hungary). He initially started a career as a journalist and occasional actor before he was employed at Deutsches Theater Berlin in 1906 as an assistant of Max Reinhardt – although there is no definite historical proof for either the early course of his career or for his birthplace. Some sources indicate Berlin as his birthplace and the theatre season 1909/10 as his first season at Deutsches Theater.
In 1911, he went to Volksbühne Berlin where he worked as a director. In 1914, he again changed his workplace and went to Deutsches Künstler-Theater in Berlin. In the same year, Galeen made his debut on the movie screen as the director of “Der Golem” (“The Golem”). His debut film, the film version of an old Jewish legend about a clay statue that is brought back to life, was praised by contemporary critics as a “wonderful, magnificent feature film” (Lichtbild-Bühne). Galeen had also written… read more