Der Kongreß tanzt (1931)21K
Der Kongreß tanzt: Directed by Erik Charell. With Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Otto Wallburg, Conrad Veidt. Vienna glove-sales-lady Christl falls in love to Czar Alexander. Metternich tries to use this to keep him out of the conferences of the Vienna Congress from 1815.
“This film is a treasure. Itu0026#39;s really witty, funny… full or light eroticism, beautifully performed… lovely songs.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe long sequence of Lilian Harvey being driven to her u0026quot;new Villau0026quot;, singing a song is nothing less than a 10 minutes masterpiece in its own right. Harvey is sensational, wonderfully spontaneous. The song is instantly catchy. The hundreds of extras waving at the carriage, throwing flowers and balloons… the children dancing. Everything wonderfully filmed, timed and choreographed. There is a genuine joy in it that will make you feel like a child and smile.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis sequence catches the spirit of the film, but YOU ARE GETTING IT ALL WRONG IF YOU THINK THIS IS THE ONLY PART WORTH SEEING. The film is a wonderfully funny comedy to be compared with a masterpiece like u0026quot;To be or not to beu0026quot;. In fact my rating is 10. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eFilms just DONu0026#39;T GET ANY BETTER.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSorry if I sound too enthusiastic, but I was just amazed. Donu0026#39;t miss it. Itu0026#39;s really special.”