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<i>Die Welt ohne Maske / The World Without a Mask</i> (1934)

Saturday, May 26, 2012
12:00 AM
6360 North Quad

GERMAN FILM INSTITUTE <br>The Cinema of Crisis: German Film 1928-1936

Directed and written by Harry Piel. With Harry Piel, Kurt Vespermann, Annie Markart and Hubert von Meyerinck.

In this comic thriller, two friends, Tobias Berker and Harry Palmer, enter a contest for the best invention in radio or television broadcasting. By accident, the two invent a spy television that can see through walls and depict whatever lies on the other side on the screen. Trouble ensues when a South American industrialist learns of the invention and will stop at nothing to claim it for himself.
[Sources: filmportal.de, movies.nytimes.com]
DVD, 111 min.
German Film Institute pages