Die Bergfilm #1 — Introduction

The Bergfilm (literally “mountain movie”) is a German film genre which flourished during the 1920s and 1930s. Born in the midst of the turbulent interwar period, the Bergfilm is the outdoors movie par excellence and appears like an attempt to escape the fast growing, suffocating, cosmopolitan (and in some regards decadent) metropolises of the plains.

Der Heilige Berg, 1926

Der Heilige Berg, 1926

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