Der verlorene Sohn
(1934, 102 Min.)

movie by and with Luis Trenker

Luis Trenker plays a Bavarian wishing to flee the constrictive and provincial life of his Bavarian mountain village. He ends up fleeing to New York in the middle of the Great Depression and discovers city life to be brutal and inhuman. The contrast between the Alps and the big city is shown in the film's impressive scenes; especially those of the skyscrapers of Manhattan, which are filmed as if they were mountains of a different kind. The film ends as a paean to the village community. The disillusioned émigré returns to his mountain village during a solstice festival and finds his way back to the woman he left behind.

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