Where: Goethe Institute Amsterdam
| Dir. Ernst Lubitsch | Germany | 1920 | 103 min |
A sumptuous production of a fairy-tale fantasy based on 1001 Arabian Nights. A dancer in a travelling performer troupe causes a jealous dispute between a rich sheikh and his handsome son. Sumurun, the sheikh's favourite concubine, masterminds a scheme in a bid to escape his control.
Lubitsch's unique blend of comedy and melodrama shines in this charming oriental fantasy starring 1920's sex symbol Pola Negri and Lubitsch himself as a heart-broken hunchback.
The screening will be accompanied by a special jazz dj set performed live by:
DJ collective Quartier Mustache.
Quartier Mustache is a Pan-European DJ-collective. Ever since its two masterminds decided to join forces, they travel the entire world with their contextual cinematic music to please and tease crowds in the most exclusive circles.
Their unique musical choice varies from sleazy-listening to sexotic, jet-set-pop to loungecore. Quartier Mustache does not represent a musical genre; Quartier Mustache means a relaxed atmosphere where the pleasant music is supported by the charming presence of the two stylish gentlemen. Courteous, subtle and eloquent, these lounge-lizards mingle and rub shoulders (and elbow-patches) with all walks of life.