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Die Fürstin Woronzoff

Princess Vorontsov
© Bundesarchiv

Sun 23.10.

  • Director

    Adolf Gärtner

  • Germany / 1920
    80 min. / 35 mm / German intertitles and English subtitles

  • with

    Ellen Richter, Rudolf Forster, Arthur Somlay, Hugo Flink  

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Live Music: Sabrina Zimmermann (violin), Mark Pogolski (piano)

In Russia shortly before the outbreak of the First World War, Princess Vorontsov (Ellen Richter) is in love with a high-ranking officer of the tsarist army. When he is murdered, she craves revenge. The leading suspect is a lawyer with ties to nihilist revolutionaries. On behalf of the secret police, she travels to Switzerland in order to gain his trust and facilitate his arrest. Too late she realizes that she has been toyed with all along. Her fiancé was not the man she thought she was. DIE FÜRSTIN WORONZOFF (Princess Vorontsov) is an unusual blend of political thriller and private melodrama. (Philipp Stiasny/Oliver Hanley)

Live music:

Violinist Sabrina Zimmermann and pianist Mark Pogolski, both based in Munich, are not only outstanding soloists in the field of classical music, but also silent film enthusiasts. As a duo, they cultivate the legacy of Sabrina’s father, the great silent film composer Aljoscha Zimmermann (1944-2009), an emigré from the Soviet Union. His distinctive melodies, temperament and ingenuity live on in the concerts of Sabrina Zimmermann and Mark Pogolski.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media