Herr Tartüff (Tartuffe) (1925)
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Critic Reviews for Herr Tartüff (Tartuffe)
The mise en scene is beautifully modulated and the performances -- by Emil Jannings, Lil Dagover, and Werner Krauss, among others -- are first-rate.
Whatever else may be said about it, the picture is heavy and primitive.
While the film is arguably minor Murnau, it remains highly agreeable and full of the director's characteristic visual inventiveness, albeit on a smaller scale.
One of the first post-modern films (in which characters watch and are aware of films).
Audience Reviews for Herr Tartüff (Tartuffe)
I love how this movie uses Tartuffe as a story within a story to warn the audience of hypocrites. The character who's saying it, breaks the fourth wall to tell us this warning as well, which was cool. Plus the expressionistic style isn't as pronounced as in some other films, but it's there. Especially in the guy who plays Tartuffe. Murnau sure made some interesting films, I recommend seeing this movie, it's good.
It was a silent movie, the first one I've ever seen. I think that it was pretty enjoyable actually. They sure picked a creepy guy to play Tartuffe.
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