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Lola Montez, die Tänzerin des Königs

Lola Montez, The King’s Dancer

Fri 28.10.

  • Director

    Willi Wolff

  • D / 1922
    113 Min. / DCP / German intertitles and English subtitles

  • with

    Ellen Richter, Heinrich George, Georg Alexander, Fritz Kampers

  • Original language


  • zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Live Music: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry (harp), Stephen Horne (piano) Introduction: Katharina Loew

The story of an outsider who advances into the circles of the rich and powerful. A Spanish “gypsy”, literally condemned to the gallows, becomes a famous dancer and creates a sensation in the capitals of Europe. She crossed paths with royals and revolutionaries and eventually becomes the mistress of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. In the role of Lola Montez (1821-1861), Ellen Richter combines the proletarian and aristocratic, music and dance, adventure film, comedy and melodrama. She even cross-dresses as a young man in a play within a play. No wonder she later singled out LOLA MONTEZ as her favorite film. In her work as an independent producer, LOLA MONTEZ also marks the transition from period dramas about famous women from history like Mary Tudor and Catherine the Great to epic travel and adventure films. (Philipp Stiasny/Oliver Hanley)

Live music:

Harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry and pianist Stephen Horne ably demonstrate how perfectly their respective instruments harmonize with each other. They reveal the unprecedented possibilities this unique musical combination holds for silent film accompaniment. The British duo creates captivating sonic experiences that are anything but antiquated, but, on the contrary, extremely modern.



Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media