Blu-ray Release: Farewell (Abschied)

Blu-ray Release Date: March 15, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Kino Lorber

In a return to the realistic “Street films” of the German silent era, filmmaker Robert Siodmak (The Dark Mirror) directed this 1930 comedy-drama of intersecting lives within the rooms of a working-class boarding house.

Aribert Mog (Ecstasy) and Brigitte Horney (Munchausen) star as Peter and Hella, a young couple waiting for the opportunity to be married. When Peter receives a job opportunity in Dresden, he intends to surprise Hella with the news. But when word spreads among the other lodgers, it creates a series misunderstandings that could jeopardize the couple’s happiness.

Presented in German with English subtitles, the film’s Blu-ray incarnation features bonus material that includes an audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide and an alternate “happy” ending.


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