THE ANCIENT LAW
Monday, 5.11.18, 20:00
Das alte Gesetz (The Ancient Law, 1923)
Silent film with live music
Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich
CONDUCTOR Daniel Grossmann
In the middle of the19th century, Baruch, the son of a rabbi, decides to leave his Galician shtetl against the will of his father to become an actor. He first joins a traveling theatre troupe, where the Austrian Archduchess Elisabeth Theresia notices his performance. Through her influence he gains an engagement at the Vienna Burgtheater. Baruch becomes a celebrated and successful star. But his father, Rabbi Mayer, is horrified by his son’s life and disowns him. When the rabbi visits a performance of Don Carlos where his son is acting, he is very impressed by his acting talent. He recognises G*d`s mercy and forgives his son after a discussion with him. Baruch returns home, where Esther, his childhood love, has been waiting for him.