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Film still from ZWEI HERZEN IM DREIVIERTEL-TAKT. Two men are wrestling with each other and grabbing each other

Mon 27.06.

  • Director

    Géza von Bolváry

  • Germany / 1930
    94 min. / 35 mm / Original version

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Introduced by Ginny G. von Bülow (author), Rolf Aurich (Film historian)

ZWEI HERZEN IM ¾ TAKT is regarded as the birth of the sound film operetta. Screenwriter Franz Schulz played a key role in the success of the musical comedies of the Weimar era with his subtle humor and eye for social setting, before he went into exile in the US in 1933. Franz Schulz was born in March 125 years ago, which is a suitable opportunity to look back at his work. Set in the operetta milieu, ZWEI HERZEN IM ¾ TAKT takes a self-referential look at the production of catchy tunes, for which love serves as a source of inspiration: lyricist brothers Nicky and Vicky Maler are working with composer Toni Hofer on an operetta, which is still missing its titular waltz. An encounter with the enchanting Hedi inspires Toni to write the melody, which he forgets again after she disappears. Yet finding Hedi again proves no easy task; what he doesn’t know is that the Maler brothers are keeping her from him. (Anke Hahn)

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