For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Frisians in Peril.

Frisians in Peril

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frisians in Peril
Frisians in Peril.jpg
Directed byPeter Hagen
Written byWerner Kortwich
Produced byAlfred Bittins
Hermann Schmidt
StarringFriedrich Kayßler
Jessie Vihrog
Valéry Inkijinoff
CinematographySepp Allgeier
Edited byWolfgang Becker
Music byWalter Gronostay
Production
company
Delta-Film
Release date
19 November 1935
Running time
97 minutes
CountryNazi Germany
LanguageGerman

Frisians in Peril (German: Friesennot) is a 1935 German drama film directed by Peter Hagen and starring Friedrich Kayßler, Jessie Vihrog and Valéry Inkijinoff.[1] Made for Nazi propaganda purposes, it concerns a village of ethnic Frisians in Russia.

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Robert A. Dietrich and Bernhard Schwidewski. Location shooting took place around Bispingen. It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo.

The film has also been known as Dorf im roten Sturm (Germany; reissue title) and Frisions [sic] in Distress (USA).

Plot

Soviet authorities are making life as difficult as possible for a village of Volga Germans, most of whose ancestors originated in the Frisian Islands, with taxes and other oppression.[2]

After Mette, a half-Russian, half-Frisian woman, becomes the girlfriend of Kommissar Tschernoff, the Frisians murder her and throw her body in a swamp.[3]

Open violence breaks out and all of the Red Army soldiers stationed nearby are killed by the villagers. They then set fire to their village and flee.[3]

Cast

Motifs

Despite Nazi hostility to religion, a cynical piece of anti-Communist propaganda depicts the Communists as posting obscene anti-religious posters, and the Frisians as piously declaring that all authority comes from God.[4]

The portrayal of Kommissar Tschernoff does not conform to the heavy-handed depiction of Communists as brutal and murderous in such films as Flüchtlinge; he is truly and passionately in love with Mette, and only with her death does he unleash his soldiers.[3] A villager objects to the affair on the grounds that even though her mother was Russian, her father's Frisian blood "outweighs" foreign blood, and therefore she must not throw herself at a foreigner.[3] Her murder is presented as in accordance with the Nazi principle of "race defilement."[5]

Ban and reversal

After the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, in 1939, the film was banned; in 1941, after the invasion of Russia, it was reissued under its new title.[6]

References

  1. ^ DE-DE-Marktforschungsstudien~Adcopy" target="_blank" style="font-size:12px;color:rgb(0. "New York Times: Friesennot (1936)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2010-10-31.((cite news)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema, pp. 39-40 ISBN 0-02-570230-0
  3. ^ a b c d Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema, p. 40 ISBN 0-02-570230-0
  4. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema p40-1 ISBN 0-02-570230-0
  5. ^ Richard Grunberger, The 12-Year Reich, p. 384, ISBN 0-03-076435-1
  6. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema p. 41 ISBN 0-02-570230-0
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Frisians in Peril
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.