Der blaue Engel (1930)

Dietrich is unforgettable as Lola in Von Sternberg’s story of obsession.

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  • The Blue Angel Alternative


Jannings is superb as the stolid, bourgeois Professor Rath, Dietrich in her element as Lola, the brazenly sexual cabaret singer who readily becomes the subject (rather than object) of his obsession. Sadomasochism rules in an acerbic tragicomedy.

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