The Light Ahead - A Edgar G. Ulmer Classic Film Yiddish / English Subtitles

The Light Ahead - A Edgar G. Ulmer Classic Film Yiddish / English Subtitles
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Fischke Der Krumer (Fishke the Lame)
USA 1939 94 minutes B&W
Yiddish with English subtitles
Produced & Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer for Carmel Productions, Inc.The Light Ahead is possibly the greatest of Edgar G. Ulmer’s shtetl films
Here, the director counterpoints his pastoral Green Fields to criticize the poverty and superstition that oppress a pair of star-crossed lovers
Made on the eve of World War II, The Light Ahead is at once romantic, expressionist, and painfully conscious of the danger about to engulf European Jews
Impoverished and disabled lovers Fishke and Hodel dream of life in the big city of Odessa, free from the poverty and stifling old-world prejudices of the shtetl.
The benevolent and enlightened bookseller Mendele helps them, turning small-town superstitions to their advantage.
Based on Mendele Mokher Seforim's story of love frustrated by small-town ignorance,
this luminous allegory of escape marries Edgar Ulmer's masterful direction with superb acting by members of New York's Artef and Yiddish Art Theaters
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