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DIRECTOR: Erich Waschneck

WITH: Jenny Jugo, Willy Fritsch, Fritz Rasp

Don’t miss this rare silent gem – a witty updating of the story of Carmen, set in 1920s Hamburg. When Klaus, a ship’s mate, catches a young man thieving on board his ship, he’s duty-bound to report him. But on discovering that the culprit is a cross-dressing woman, Klaus falls madly – and dangerously – in love with her. The Hamburg docks are portrayed with striking realism (superb photography by Friedl Behn-Grund), while Alfred Junge’s atmospheric art direction conjures the city’s crazy nightlife.

With live accompaniment by Stephen Horne.

The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge, the Eastern region and throughout the UK.