Othello

Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki

Year: 1922
Running Time: 80
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles [audio]
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Othello

Cast
Emil Jannings
Werner Krauss
Theodor Loos
Lya de Putti
Ica von Lenkeffy

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Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki


Directed by Russian expatriate Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring legendary screen actors Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh, Faust, The Blue Angel) and Werner Krauss (The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari), this early version of William Shakespeare's Othello is a fine example of artistic and technical virtuosity of the German silent cinema.

Rather than a literal adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, the film is more of a dark psychological thriller in the German tradition. Cavernous chambers and stony battlements cast shadows of impending doom upon Othello (Jannings) and Desdemona (Ica von Lenkeffy) as the mephistophelian Iago (Krauss) dances about them, methodically destroying their happiness and steering them toward their bitter fate with impish delight.

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