Eureka Entertainment have announced that The Blue Angel, Joseph von Sternberg's dazzling 1930s masterpiece starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role, will be re-released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 31 May 2019, to coincide with the centenary of the Weimar Republic.
The Blue Angel [Der blaue Engel] is one of the first German language sound films, and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich.
Following up his role in von Sternberg's great silent The Last Command, Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as The Blue Angel leads to his own rapture with the establishment's main attraction Lola (Dietrich) - and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by von Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, The Blue Angel is, The Blue Angel is at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced-through with Sternberg's masterful cinematography. Trailer's above.