Sunrise (15)

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Time Out says

Apart from its sheer poignancy, the main achievement of Murnau's classic silent weepie is how it puts pep into pap. Its folksy fable is distinctly unusual: a love triangle dissolving into an attempted murder is only the start; two thirds of the movie is actually about a couple making up. The tension is allowed to drop in a glorious jazz-age city sequence, and then twisted into breaking-point as a journey of murderous rage is repeated. But its dreamlike realism is also to be enjoyed: when lovers appear to walk across a crowded city street, into (superimposed) fields, and back to kiss in a traffic jam, you have an example of True Love styled to cinema perfection. Simple, and intense images of unequalled beauty. DMacp.
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Rated:

15

UK release:

1927

Duration:

95 mins

Cast and crew

Producer:

William Fox

Screenwriter:

Carl Mayer

Music:

Hugo Riesenfeld

Cast:

George O'Brien, J Farrell MacDonald, Bodil Rosing, Margaret Livingston, Janet Gaynor

Cinematography:

Karl Struss, Charles Rosher

Editor:

Harold Schuster

Art Director:

Rochus Gliese

Director:

FW Murnau

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