The Cat’s Bridge (aka Betrayal)
Don’t miss this superbly realised action film, set during the Napoleonic Wars.
Dir Gerhard Lamprecht
With Lissy Arna, Jack Trevor, Louise Woldera
With live piano accompaniment
This superbly realised action film, set during the Napoleonic Wars, centres on a family divided by politics. While the son, a staunch Prussian, is horrified by his father’s treacherous support for the French, he equally condemns the local patriots’ mindless spirit of revenge. The ‘Prussian film’ was a conservative genre, but Lamprecht’s take is intriguingly nuanced – a fascinating rediscovery.
Live piano accompaniment by Stephen Horne (4 Jun) and Cyrus Gabrysch (13 Jun).