Earth Spirit

Leopold Jessner, 1923, 69 min

When the old, wealthy Doctor Schön takes Lulu under his wing, he has no idea that she will be his certain death. Young and beautiful, Lulu is endowed with tremendous erotic charisma that utterly enchants any man in her reach. Although Schön sees disaster approaching, he cannot let go of her.

'Earth Spirit' is an adaptation of the German playwright Frank Wedekind’s eponymous play from 1895. The film was banned by the Danish censorship and therefore never premiered in Denmark. "Unfortunately she chooses subjects so degenerate and perverted that they cannot be shown to a broad audience," Roskilde Avis wrote about the leading lady Asta Nielsen in 1923.

The film contains Dutch intertitles with Danish subtitles.

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