22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025

Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh) // Les Trucs live

F. W. Murnau

In 1924’s Berlin, Emil Jannings plays the ageing concierge of a luxury hotel, who due to his declining physical strength has been demoted to work in the men’s lavatory. He cannot get over this relegation. At night he takes his former resplendent uniform from the hotel and leads his family and friends to believe that nothing has changed. He hits bottom when his cover is blown and almost everyone turns away from him. A happy coincidence, however, brings about an unexpected rebound. In *_Der letzte Mann_*, *Murnau* made use of a mobile camera for the first time. Its momentum supports the film, which is one of the few silent movies which manages without intertitles. The live accompaniment of the futuristic pop performance artists *Les Trucs* lends this pinnacle of cinematic art from the Weimar Republic additional life. Away from musical platitudes and with the help of sound, devices, vocals, and fog they accompany *Janning’s* relegation on the piano, with voices and synthesizer electronics. The “two-person-object orchestra” *Les Trucs* consists of *Charlotte Simon and Zink Tonsur*. Together they produce music in its broadest sense. They develop performances, publish albums, add sound to films and run a tape label for experimental, electronical dance music called *MMODEMM*. *Charlotte Simon* has studied Fine Art at the *Städelschule Frankfurt* and continues to work there in the fields of film, performance, and mechatronics. *Zink Tonsur* lives and works as a *freelance musician and composer* in Frankfurt am Main.

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30 March 2016

22:15 h, CineStar Metropolis

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Direction F. W. Murnau
Year D 1924
Duration 101 min
Language Live Music
Production Erich Pommer
Cast Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller and others
Camera Karl Freund
Script Carl Mayer

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35 mm