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6 Ratings

The Ancient Law

Das alte Gesetz

Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Germany, 1923
Drama, Silent


Baruch Mayr, son of an orthodox rabbi from a poor shtetl in Galizia, decides to break with the family tradition and leave the shtetl to become an actor. Due to this behaviour his father bans him from his family.

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The Ancient Law Directed by Ewald André Dupont

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film The Ancient Law

    The stunning restoration by L'Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna, bumps this one up to 5 stars for me. Never before have I seen such beautifully defined images and rich texture from a Silent Era film. I wish I could give L'Immagine Ritrovata a list of all the faded, scratched films that I would like to see restored and get the same treatment for all of them! Including 1970's B-movies and indies, like films by Andy Milligan.

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