Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2011

The shop around the corner (Lubitsch, 1940) - TSPDT #237

A shop clerk falls in love with a woman through letters while squabbling with the young lady he gave a position in the shop.

A very play-like story, most of it taking place in the shop and in the manager's office, and as a apron the store door in the morning. The story is pretty straightforward and is entirely set in the daily universe of the participants.  I like how all the different characters story came together in the end and the story only had to rely on very few "information bringers" - there is the detective reporting the infidelities of his wife to Matuschek - and even there he is only shown once to clear up the store owner's mistake.

There was a strong nostalgic and (obviously) Christmasy atmosphere throughout the film, but it was still quite enjoyable.

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