Freaks (1932)

US 1932 | 64 Min | DCP
Metro Pleskow
Fr, 27.09. | 18:30
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Tod Browning’s Freaks gave /slash its soul: in a curiosity show emotions run high after Hans who was born with dwarfism marries the beautiful Cleopatra ignoring all the warnings. When she reveals her true nature at the marriage festivities the “freaks” launch their counter attack. No other film tells the story about the humanity of “monsters” and the monstrosity of humans more clearly and better than this one does: a call for solidarity among the excluded, a manual for insurrection and civil disobedience. „Gooble Gobble One of Us!”
The /slash film festival shows Freaks on a yearly basis in the program of the main festival.

Tod Browning
(*1880, USA; †1962) was a film actor, director screenwriter and vaudeville performer. After working as an actor and directing some short films, he made his feature film debut with Jim Bludso in 1917. His career spanned the silent film and sound film eras, and during his life he directed more than 60 films in a wide range of genres. Browning is best known as a director for Dracula (1931) and Freaks.
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Language eOV
Director Tod Browning
Cast Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova
Writer Willis Goldbeck, Tod Robbins
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Metro Pleskow
Fr, 27.09. | 18:30