Midnight Revue

Original title: (Revue um Mitternacht)
GDR, 1962, 106 min, color
In German; English subtitles

Famous producer Otto Kruse brags that he will produce a successful, new kind of revue film. When the project is close to failing, he orders his stage manager to “do what it takes.” Soon his young female assistant finds herself holding a dramaturg, composer and set designer hostage in a villa—with orders to keep them there until they create a cheerful revue film. The hostages fear it is impossible to please both the public and the critics. Only a young, brash, unknown musician who has insinuated himself into the group is enthusiastically inspired to create an opulent film revue and impress the young assistant producer.



Special features:
  • New digitally restored transfer
  • Biographies & Filmographies
  • “Singing and Dancing for Socialism,” by film historian Andrea Rinke
  • Original trailer
  • Original poster

Midnight Revue

Screening Rights: 
Educational Streaming

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