Die Teufelskirche (The Devil’s House)

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In 1919, a silent movie was put out by the company, ‘Luicfer Film Co.’ called, Die Teufelskirche (The Devil’s House).

Die Teufelskirche was directed by Hans Mierendorff and written by Adolf Paul and it raised some eyebrows back in the day.

The story of a strange dream: the devil comes in a small village and takes possession of a peasant woman, in turn, the priest and the sin of praise can be ensnared. In the struggle between good and evil are mixed here with motifs from ancient legends sultry erotic, ironic swipes at the church and male fear of failure. In the struggle between good and evil are mixed here with motifs from ancient legends sultry erotic, ironic swipes at the church and male fear of failure. “The Devil’s Church” in staging this remarkably free and unused, together with a sense of beautiful nature shots and grotesque distortions.

So here is Die Teufelskirche (The Devil’s House) with english text.

Enjoy this wonderful slice of German film history.

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Jason Bayless is a life-long activist and is currently working at The Pachamama Alliance. When he is not working he spends, working with Center for Farmworker Families and spending his time recording shows, writing blogs, collecting 3D movies, and playing VR games.

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