earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:Based on a story by Pushkin, DER POSTMEISTER (1940) is a handsomely mounted drama from Nazi Germany with the feel of a work by Max Ophuls.
This was actually quite an astonishing film. I really need to purge myself of the From Caligari to Hitler mindset about Nazzy era films. While there's no doubt a political element to it - I wonder if this was a tip of the hat to Tovarich Stalin since it seems to be from the period where both regimes were momentarily buddy/buddy and there's a decidedly need-to-sacrifice-yourself-for-the-cause vibe to it - it is really just a well done movie.
Surprisingly adult, the scene where pops gives daughter the birds and the bees speech is jaw dropping, as is the topless dance. Where the heck did those come from?!?
That was a quality heads up, many thanks for the tip.