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Asphalt
(Asphalt)
Germany
1929

ASPHALT is an audacious view of the metropolis Berlin: nocturnal boulevards, neon lights, dark shadows, luxury, crime and eroticism. The film was a fantastic UFA production that was completed with immense effort in the Babelsberg studios. Director Joe May had a luxurious shopping street rebuilt in one of the largest studios in Europe. This setting for the film put mundane Berlin in scene. Join the camera as it reveals a highlight of German film production.

The film tells the story of the beautiful Else who is caught by a police officer for stealing jewels. She eludes her arrestment by seducing the policeman who succumbs to her charms. He immediately sinks into her decadent lifestyle and becomes a murderer out of jealousy. After his own father arrests him his life seems hopeless, yet love finds a solution.

Compositions:

Karl-Ernst Sasse

1995
  large orchestra (from 46 Musicians)    
 
stafflist
2.1.2+altosax+tensax.2 - 2.2.2.0 - timp.2 perc. - strings (min: 6.4.3.2.2)
     
 
Duration
94
sync fps
24
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