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Klingler, Werner (director)
Wetterleuchten um Barbara (Lighting Around Barbara)
Rolf Randolf-Film GmbH, München, 1941. Collection of 28 b/w film stills (app. 11 3/4 x 9 1/2"), and 13 head shots of Sybille Schmitz (3), Attila Hörbiger (6), and Oskar Sima (4). Laid in a mimeographed poetical dedication by a friend of Otto Klingler to his son Werner and his wife on the occasion of the celebration of the confirmation of Klinger's son. Dated Stuttgart, April 6, 1919 with unidentified signature. Some pencil notes on versos of some photographs, e.g. "Wetterleuchten um Barbara," "zu hell kopiert" (overexposed), "Werner Klingler," "unscharf kopiert" (copied blurred), and "Heidemarie Stalheyer." Propaganda film depicting the struggle of Tyrol mountain farmers against the Austrian authorities leading up the annexation of Austria by the third Reich. Young Barbara and her husband Martin move onto the family farm in the mountains of Tyrol. While Barbara has to prevail despite the intrigues of her mother-in-law, her husband and his friend Anton engage in the resistance against the Austrian army. A local commander of the Austrian army finds out about Martin's and his friend's activities prompting all of them to flee into the mountains. During the chase Anton is shot dead but the search company pursuing them is killed in an avalanche. A trial is staged accusing Anton of the murder of a militia man. Barbara falters under the pressure and admits the truth, therefore the trial ends with the sentencing of her husband Martin. The insertion of NS symbolism into the movie towards the end of the film is done in a rather coarse way, blatant and unsophisticated, taking away from … [Click Below for Full Description]
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