Fri

23/07

Cinema Jolly > 15:30

Komiya Collection – Giallo/Polar/Krimi

Piano accompaniment by

Stephen Horne

This programme takes us into the demi-monde of detectives, crooks, tricks, shady deals and policemen in tutus. A world full of mysteries, where we – fortunately – never really understand what exactly is going on. Freed from narrative chains we can follow the master of disguise Nick Winter, Pathé’s top detective, solving a tricky case, watch a man in a wonderful checked yellow suit who suddenly makes himself invisible, feel unexplained menace in an unidentified Danish thriller and, distracted by the brilliant Pathécolor of a French fragment, try to follow the conversation of two men – father and son? – about money. The longest fragment of the programme, Der geheimnisvolle Nachtschatten, is by German filmmaker Harry Piel, a specialist in popular adventure films who was aptly nicknamed “Dynamite Director”. The film’s high-speed action and a breathtaking chase using various means of transport are typical for Piel, and it also features many a fake beard and moustache, then indispensable props in the crime genre. Will the Komiya collection ever be digitised and accessible? In one fragment of another German Krimi, Das Souper um Mitternacht by Hans Werkmeister (not in the programme), there is a splendid image of a curtain with a word slowly punched in the fabric by bullet holes: “Hüte Dich!” – “Beware!”.

Karl Wratschko

Projection
Info

Friday 23/07/2021
15:30

Subtitle

Original version with subtitles

Book

NICK WINTER CONTRE LE BANQUIER WERB

International Title
Nick Winter and the Banker
Director: Paul Garbagni
Year: 1912
Country: Francia
Running time: 11'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

N. 9535 [FRAGMENTS 2. TOMIJIRO KOMIYA COLLECTION]

Running time: 2'
Edition
2021

IL GRANDE VELENO

Director: Eugenio Testa
Year: 1915
Country: Italia
Running time: 2'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

[DØDSFLUGTEN]

International Title
Flight to Death
Director: Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen
Year: 1911
Country: Danimarca
Running time: 3'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

N. 6569 [LA FEMME FATALE]

International Title
When Paris Loves
Year: 1912
Country: Francia
Running time: 2'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

DER GEHEIMNISVOLLE NACHTSCHATTEN

Director: Harry Piel
Year: 1914
Country: Germania
Running time: 26'
Film Version

English intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

N. 9541 [FRAGMENT OF A CRETINETTI COMEDY]

Year: 19??
Country: Italia
Running time: 2'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2021

ARTHÈME SORCIER

Director: Ernest Servaes
Year: 1913
Country: Francia
Sound
Mute
Edition
2021