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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.
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
Intertitled Versions German
Sound Technology Stereo
German Distributor Transit Film/Munich

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