Sumurun

#97

Germany | 103 min.

1.37:1 OAR

black & white

monaural

Special Features


• New, officially licenced transfer from restored materials

• New and improved optional English subtitles with original German-language intertitles

• New short essay by David Cairns


• Six ThinPaks enclosed in a hardbox

• Accompanied by Robert Fischer’s feature-length 2006 documentary Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood

• Newly commissioned scores

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Sumurun

Ernst Lubitsch, 1920


By turns melodramatic and grotesquely comic, Sumurun brings together performances by star-players Paul Wegener (Der Golem.), Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, and Ernst Lubitsch himself (in the role of an ultra-pathetic hunchbacked minstrel) for this ensemble tale pulled from the milieu of The Arabian Nights. Featuring hundreds of extras milling through open-air set-pieces and dusky harem-chambers alike, Sumurun demonstrates Lubitsch’s ability to transfigure rote romance into vibrant pageant.


Only available as part of the boxset:
LUBITSCH IN BERLIN: FAIRY-TALES, MELODRAMAS, AND SEX COMEDIES: SIX FILMS BY ERNST LUBITSCH, 1918–1921

LUBITSCH IN BERLIN BOXSET