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Die Strasse


Most of the directorial efforts of German filmmaker Karl Grune have either been lost to posterity or obscured by their own lack of distinction. Not so Grune's 1923 masterpiece Die Strasse, released in English-speaking countries as Karl Grune. A textbook example of post-expressionism, the film features Eugen Klopfer as a nondescript Berliner, stuck in what he considers a dull marriage. Klopfer escapes to The Street, which metaphorically represents unbridled freedom. Alas, he cannot cope with the dangers...more