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Phantom/Die Finanzen Des Großherzogs

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The master of classic German horror has a go at comedy

An FW Murnau comedy?

Sounds improbable – but Die Finanzen is just that: a comic-opera romp set on a Mediterranean island whose ruler has severe cash problems.

Not the funniest film ever, but the location shooting is luminously beautiful.

Phantom is more familiar: the fraught psychological drama of a twitchy young poet led to ruin by a femme fatale.

Sound extras.

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