Die Carmen von St. Pauli

Deutschland 1928 Spielfilm

Summary

Docks of Hamburg

When Hamburg ship's mate Klaus Brandt catches a thief one night at the port, his downfall is pre-ordained. For the thief turns out to be a young, attractive woman and the otherwise upright sailor allows her to slip away unmolested. Jenny is the star of a local dive bar, with a side-line in smuggling. The smitten Klaus starts to neglect his duties to spend time with her, and is eventually fired. Fully under the spell of Jenny's powers of seduction, he is roped in to the shady business of the "harbour rats" and even comes under suspicion of having murdered a rival for Jenny's affections ... Star-studded cinema against the backdrop of an authentic working world. Using a variety of angles of Hamburg's port, Die Carmen von St. Pauli imbues a putative everyday scenario with the mythical aura of a Brechtian "Jenny the pirate". Travelling shots along the waterfront lend the film an almost neo-realist character. Nonetheless, this story of an easy woman among hard men is imbued with the romance that the film – with an eye on Hamburg’s famed red-light district – purports to expose as "contrived".

Source: 68. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director

Director of photography

Cast

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Director of photography

Production design

Cast

Unit production manager

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Shoot

    • Hamburg
Duration:
6 Akte, 2308 m
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 02.08.1928, O.00725, Jugendverbot

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.10.1928, Berlin, Ufa-Palast am Zoo

Titles

  • Verleihtitel (AT) Gestrandet
  • Originaltitel (DE) Die Carmen von St. Pauli

Versions

Original

Duration:
6 Akte, 2308 m
Format:
35mm
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 02.08.1928, O.00725, Jugendverbot

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 10.10.1928, Berlin, Ufa-Palast am Zoo

Formatfassung

Duration:
96 min
Format:
DCP 2K
Video/Audio:
s/w, stumm
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): 20.02.2018, Berlin, IFF - Retrospektive

Prüffassung

Duration:
6 Akte, 2412 m
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 31.05.1928, B.19155, Jugendverbot

Duration:
6 Akte, 2399 m
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 26.05.1928, B.19105, Verbot

Duration:
6 Akte, 2292 m
Censorship/Age rating:

Zensur (DE): 25.07.1928, B.19509, Jugendverbot