The Last Laugh | Restored Deluxe Edition

Directed by F. W. Murnau

Year: 1924
Running Time: 90
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Language: Silent with English intertitles [audio]
Genres: Silent
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The Last Laugh | Restored Deluxe Edition

Cast
Emil Jannings

Crew
Directed by F. W. Murnau


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One of the crowning achievements of the German expressionist movement, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's THE LAST LAUGH stars Emil Jannings as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Jannings¹s colossal performance, THE LAST LAUGH becomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class. Restored in 2003 by Luciano Berriatúa and the Friedrich-Wilhelm- Murnau-Stiftung, this Kino edition is the definitive version of a silent masterwork, presented with unprecedented clarity and a new orchestral recording of the original 1924 score.

THE LAST LAUGH (Der letzte Mann)
Germany 1924 90 Min. B&W 1.33:1

Directed by F.W. Murnau
Screenplay by Carl Mayer
Photographed by Karl Freund

Restored German Version

Restored by Luciano Berriatúa
Original 1924 Score by Giuseppe Becce
Adapted by Detlev Glanert
Performed by the Saarbrücken
Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Strobel
© Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden
Music © 2003 ZDF

Plus Unrestored Export Version

Music Composed and Conducted by Timothy Brock
Performed by the Olympia Chamber Orchestra
Produced for Video by David Shepard
Music © 1993 Timothy Brock

"A masterpiece of the German silent cinema, F. W. Murnau's 1924 film has never looked as dazzling on American home video as it does in this new edition from Kino International." - Dave Kehr, The New York Times

"F. W. Murnau's 1924 drama 'The Last Laugh' (a new restoration of which is featured in a two-disk set from Kino) may well be the apogee of silent-film production....The visual clarity of the new release reveals the extraordinary means by which Murnau united the emotional, political, psychological, and moral domains in his quasi-Biblical yet modern and naturalistic fable." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

A RATING -"Rightly praised by Alfred Hitchcock as 'almost the perfect film.'" - Tim Purtell, Entertainment Weekly

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