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Dishonored

A delirious but grounded mixture of irreverent historicism and romantic melodrama

Based on the legendary exploits of Mata Hari, Josef von Sternberg’s extravagant re-imagining of his native Vienna during World War I is a delirious but grounded mixture of irreverent historicism and romantic melodrama.

One of the director’s greatest works, it features a piercingly nonchalant performance by Marlene Dietrich as an alluring sex worker and spy who betrays her country for love.

This brilliantly designed and costumed (by Travis Banton) espionage tale provides a lucid portrait of a woman forced to use her sexuality in a hostile patriarchal world.

Co-stars Victor McLaglen.

  • DIRECTOR: Josef von Sternberg
  • Duration: 91 mins
  • Country: United States of America
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1931
  • Format: DCP, Black & White
  • Courtesy: Universal
  • Source: Universal
  • Rating: Unclassified 15+

Event starts
Wednesday 4 March, 2020
Event ends
Wednesday 4 March, 2020
Venue
The Capitol
Venue Address
113 Swanston St
Location

Melbourne ,

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