Directed by F. W. Murnau
The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F. W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind.
In Tartuffe, he revisits Moliére's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliére's tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper's stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate.
Kino on Video presents the 1925 American release version with its original titles and tinting, from a 35mm nitrate print preserved by the Library of Congress and restored in 2002 by the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv Berlin/Koblenz and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung of Wiesbaden.
DVD Extras Include:
- The Way to Murnau -- a 35-minute documentary on the life and career of F. W. Murnau, directed by Alexander Bohr
- Booklet essay by film scholar Jan Christopher Horak
Interested in bringing Tartuffe to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Tartuffe may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
🎸 @RumbleFilm finally hits Austin this wknd at @austinfilm cinema – Q&A w/ @steviesalas + Charlie Sexton Sat. night… https://t.co/SBpOsUvpHV
RT @zekefilm: Even casual music lovers will love the doc DARE TO DRUM: https://t.co/tH4VlUQ19p @KinoLorber https://t.co/GxKt3bhFOs
RT @GerdKnapper: Q & A with #StevieSalas #CharlieSexton SAT,Sep.23, in Austin TX . @StevieSalas @RumbleFilm @Link_Wray https://t.co/a2oF8l…
RT @alamowinchester: Take an elephant road trip with @sundancefest winner POP AYE. Arrives with our #FilmClub on 9/20 7pm! @KinoLorber htt…
RT @BJ_Barker: LA: Go see @KinoLorber's MACHINES by Rahul Jain at the Monica 4-Plex this weekend. You'll be glad you did.
RT @DallasSymphony: DARE to DRUM ft. DSO, van Zweden, @CopelandMusic & D’Drum! Get it today on DVD https://t.co/llkYrO6yMs and @iTunes! htt…
Winner of a cinematography award at @sundancefest, doc MACHINES opens Friday at @laemmle's Monica Film Center:… https://t.co/DV0BvA0kcw
RT @decasia: Bringing it all back home! We screened @dcft_thefilm at @librarycongress last night, where 388 of the 533 original nitrate rol…
RT @thecoolidge: The only place to see @RumbleFilm in the Boston area is at #TheCoolidge Opens Friday 9/22 https://t.co/D18kazPMwf
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.