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Der blaue Engel

Josef von Sternberg Germany, 1930

Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film The Blue Angel

An uptight professor (Emil Jannings), lonely and ridiculed by his unruly students, finds solace in a beautiful cabaret performer (Marlene Dietrich) when he visits her seedy nightclub in order to reprimand his students for attending. Entranced by her beauty, he soon loses himself in her world, throwing everything away for a life in the gutter. Powerful & wrenching, featuring a haunting performance by Jannings.