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Wonderful Lie Of Nina Petrowna, The (wunderbare Luege der Nina Petrowna, Die)

Wonderful Lie Of Nina Petrowna, The

Nina Petrowna, the mistress of a rich Cossack Colonel, meets a young officer, Michael, at a social event. She gives up her previous life and moves in with him. The Colonel asks her to return to him, otherwise he will destroy Michael's career. In order to save her lover Nina agrees, but, on return to his apartment the Colonel finds only her dead body.

Restored Version by Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation, Wiesbaden, restored by L'immagine Ritrovata, Bologna, under the direction of Nicola Mazzanti and Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin.


Hanns Schwarz Born Ignatz Schwarz on the 11th February, 1888, Hanns Schwarz, as he came to be known, studied at Vienna\'s Academy of Art before moving to Dusseldorf and later Paris to study architecture and painting. He then furthered his education by travelling to England, Egypt and around Europe. His entry into the film industry came purely by chance, when the Bulgarian government commissioned him to make a cultural film. In 1925 he contracted to UFA, emigrating from Germany to England in 1933 and then to the United States where, however, he gave up filmmaking. Married to the actress Lissy Arna, he died in November 1945 in Hollywood. A prolific director, Schwarz is perhaps best known for his Ungarische Rhapsodie (1928), The Wonderful Lie Of Nina Petrowna (1929), Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1931), Prince Of Arcadia (1933) and Return Of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1938).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1929
Director Hanns Schwarz
Screenplay Hans Székely
Cinematography Carl Hoffmann
Willy Schmidt-Gentner
Cast Ekkehard Arendt, Harry Hardt, Brigitte Helm, Lya Jan, Franz Lederer, Michael Lewinsky, Franz Schafheitlin, Warwick Ward
Producer Arthur Kiekebusch
Production Company Ufa/Berlin
Length 102 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 silent
Intertitled Versions German
Sound Technology Stereo
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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