An Old Gangster’s Molls / Milenky starého kriminálníka
Czechoslovakia 1927

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directed by Svatopluk Innemann, crime comedy, 106 min, eng subtitles written by Josef Skružný, Elmar Klos
with Vlasta Burian, Anny Ondráková, Jindøich Plachta

Tuesday 20.10.2015 - 20.30, Cinématheque

The descendant of an impoverished aristocratic family is to marry his creditor’s eccentric daughter. He, however, is in love with another girl, so he convinces his uncle to take over his courtship duties. He hopes that his elderly relative will succeed in dissuading the unwelcome bride, but the exact opposite happens. As it turns out, the uncle looks like a certain dreaded gangster, and the young woman, who loves to box and is thrilled by fast cars, foresees the prospect of fame and excitement in marrying a well-known criminal. Starring Anny Ondráková and Vlasta Burian, this silent movie excels in its original slapstick, especially its mélange of invented murders, chases, and doppelgänger scenes.

The projection of the reconstructed copy, which has been colorised using a unique method, will be accompanied by live music performed by the Neuvìøitelno ensemble.

With the support of the Czech Embassy in Luxembourg.

Le descendant d’une famille d’aristocrates désargentés doit épouser la fille excentrique d’un de ses créanciers. Amoureux d’une autre femme, il convainc son oncle de courtiser l’indésirable. Il espère que son parent parviendra à dissuader la future mariée de l’épouser, mais les choses prennent une toute autre tournure.

Une copie récemment restaurée d’un classique des comédies muettes de type burlesque qui met en scène le célèbre comédien Vlasta Burian. L’ensemble Neuvìøitelnno assurera l’accompagnement musical en direct !

Avec le soutien de l'Ambassade de la Républic tchèque au Luxembourg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqyhaMgm4Ik http://www.kviff.com/en/programme/film/8411-an-old-gangsters-molls https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svatopluk_Innemann