• Dir: Josef von Sternberg

  • USA, 1930, 92 minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou

In a stunning display of stylistic imagination, Sternberg’s first Hollywood film with Dietrich brought her to international stardom. Playing another sumptuous vamp, the radiant beauty dressed in top hat, white tie and tails capitalizes on a tycoon’s devoted affection for her, while she ultimately sacrifices everything for the man she truly loves, legionnaire Gary Cooper. With delicately textured effects of light and shadow, Sternberg creates a whimsical interplay between masculine and feminine characteristics, contriving his world of illusions with the exotic décor of Morocco and incendiary sexuality of his muse.

Academy Awards: 4 nominations including Best Director and Best Actress


    In-theatre Screening

    • Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date2019-11-23 (Sat)
      Buy Ticket2019-12-28 (Sat)


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