DVD9 | Run time: ~110 min | MPEG2 720x576 PAL 4:3 ~6500 kbps avg | 6.73 GB
audio#1: Silent | Dolby AC3 1 ch ~64 Kbps | audio#2: Piano score by Joachim Barenz | Dolby AC3 2 ch ~224 Kbps | Intertitles: German
Sub: Russian, English, French
In Nerven, writer-director-producer Robert Reinert tried to capture the "nervous epidemic" caused by war and misery which "drives people mad". This unique portrait of the life in 1919 Germany, filmed on location in Munich, describes the cases of different people from all levels of society: Factory owner Roloff who looses his mind in view of catastrophies and social disturbances, teacher John who is the hero of the masses and Marja who turns into a radical revolutionary. Using different fragments the Munich Film Museum could reconstruct this forgotten German classic which is a historic document and anticipates already elements of the Expressionist cinema of the 1920s.