February 7, 2022
Kino Lorber on March 15 will release on Blu-ray Disc only the 1930 German film Farewell (Abschied).
In a return to the realistic “street films” of the German silent era, Robert Siodmak (Criss Cross) directed this comedy drama of intersecting lives within the rooms of a working-class boarding house. Aribert Mog (Ecstasy) and Brigitte Horney (Munchausen) star as Peter and Hella, a young couple waiting for the opportunity to be married. When Peter receives a job opportunity in Dresden, he intends to surprise Hella with the news. But when word spreads among the other lodgers, it creates a series misunderstandings that could jeopardize the couple’s happiness.
Bonus features include an audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide and an alternate “happy” ending.