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Der blaue Engel

Josef von Sternberg Germany, 1930

Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film The Blue Angel

*The Blue Angel* rises above it's technical limitations into something so sublime. Sternberg's expressionistic direction is steeped in sleaze and atmosphere and Emil Jannings overshadows everyone. Even Marlene Dietrich. I can relate so well to the main character at times, I think we've all been where he is in this film even if not to such melodramatic extremes.