Farewell (1930 film)

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Directed by Robert Siodmak
Written by Emeric Pressburger
Irma von Cube
Produced by Bruno Duday
Starring Brigitte Horney
Aribert Mog
Emilia Unda
Cinematography Eugen Schüfftan
Edited by Emeric Pressburger
Music by Erwin Bootz
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 25 August 1930 (1930-08-25)
Running time
80 minutes
Language German

Farewell (German: Abschied) is a 1930 German comedy drama film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring Brigitte Horney, Aribert Mog and Emilia Unda. [1] [2]


It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios in Berlin. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Knaake.


Peter Winkler and his fiancee Hella live together in Berlin, in a guesthouse called "Splendide", run by Mrs Weber. Peter and Hella seem to be the only happy people in the house, all others are misfits of various kinds. One day, Peter is offered a well paid position in Dresden. He is hoping that with greater professional success he will finally be able to marry Hella. In this joyful mood he tells the other guests about the news, but not Hella, who he wants to surprise. Unfortunately some of the guests can't keep a secret and so Hella learns of the news. She in turn doesn't tell Peter that she already had a dress and a hat reserved in a local store, without owning the required amount of money. In this difficult situation she borrowed the money from another male guest at the guesthouse. While Hella is picking up her stuff at the store, Peter learns that Hella borrowed the money and thinks she cheated on him. Without waiting for her return, he leaves the guesthouse, never to come back.



The film premiered on 25 August 1930 in Berlin.

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  1. "Abschied (1930)". www.filmdienst.de (in German). Retrieved 1 June 2023.
  2. Chion, Michel (1994). Audio-vision: Sound on Screen. Columbia University Press. p. 146. ISBN   978-0-231-07899-3.