Spione is a 1928 German silent espionage thriller, directed by master filmmaker Fritz Lang and co-written with his then-wife, Thea von Harbou. Like many of Lang’s most famous films, the sophisticated multi-plot narrative presents a master criminal aiming for world domination. In fact, the film weaves together recurrent Lang themes of fate, fear, power and paranoia into a dynamic conspiracy thriller that taps into the underlying tensions of Weimar Germany and presents the modern city as at once liberating and frightening.

On screen, the mastermind Haghi (Rudolph Klein-Rogge), behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ, Sonya Baranikowa (Gerda Maurus), and dashing agent 326 (Willy Fritsch), from the government's secret service.

Screenings

  • Mon 28 Jan KINO 2
    English subtitles
    Tickets
Filmmaker
Fritz Lang
Country
Germany
Year
1928
Medium
DCP
Length
150’
Language
silent
Producer
Erich Pommer
Production Company
Fritz Lang-Film
Sales
F.W.- Murnau Stiftung
Writer
Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cinematography
Fritz Arno Wagner
Production Design
Edgar G. Ulmer
Music
Werner R. Heymann
Cast
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Lien Deyers, Louis Ralph, Craighall Sherry, Willy Fritsch, Paul Hörbiger