Hanneles Himmelfahrt (1922)

In a small mountain village, Hannele, an unhappy girl who is beaten by her stepfather tries to commit suicide.


Urban Gad


Gerhart Hauptmann (play), Willy Rath (adaptation)


Cast overview:
Margarete Schlegel ... Hannele Mattern
Margarete Schön ... Johanna, Hanneles Mutter
Hermann Vallentin ... Mattern
Theodor Loos ... Lehrer Gottwald
Ernst Dernburg Ernst Dernburg ... Berger
Hermine Sterler ... Frau Berger
Esther Hagan Esther Hagan ... Martha
Fritz Richard Fritz Richard ... Heiber
Walter Rilla ... Todesengel
Hugo Döblin Hugo Döblin ... Schmidt
Emil Heyse Emil Heyse ... Dr. Wachler
Maria Forescu Maria Forescu
Klaus Pohl Klaus Pohl


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In a small mountain village, Hannele, an unhappy girl who is beaten by her stepfather tries to commit suicide.

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14 March 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Hauptman's Traumgedicht (dream poem) was extended for this film. The alterations do nothing extra to the original work; except from the final scenes where the mysticism of the dream poem is shown, we see a not so original melodrama with too stereotyped characters.

But there are plenty scenes well done; Urban Gad makes good use of the fine sets and he has enough fine ideas to make this film worth-while watching. One example of Urban Gad's telling the story in images: first a scene with the dying mother in her bed, followed by a scene in which the rough and insensitive husband, fully clothed and with dirty boots, takes a nap on the same bed. Then there is also the use of double exposure in the final, mystic scenes, though these scenes take a rather long time.

Special mention of Margarete Schlegel who seems more at ease with film acting than the rest of the cast (though good enough),

I recently saw a restored copy (Dutch Filmmuseum) that is tinted and runs about 105 minutes

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20 July 1922 (Hungary) See more »

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Hannele See more »

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Terra-Filmkunst See more »
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1.33 : 1
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