One of the most brilliant of all German Expressionist silent films Murnaus THE LAST LAUGH uses a constantly moving and subjective camera to capture the emotional anguish of a man whose life is suddenly devoid of meaning. Because of his age an elderly doorman at a hotel finds himself ignominiously demoted to washroom attendant. Particularly galling to the poor man is the loss of his uniform which gives him pride and prestige. Crestfallen he spends the day wandering the city getting drunk and dreaming of suicide mourning the loss of his dignity and trying desperately to hang on to a shred of hope.
36 page illustrated booklet, 'The Making Of..' documentary
Release Date: 21 January 2008
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 90 minutes
Production Year: 1924
Main Language: English