Harakiri (1919 film)

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Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Max Jungk
from the play by David Belasco and
John Luther Long
Starring Lil Dagover
Paul Biensfeldt
Georg John
Meinhart Maur
Rudolf Lettinger
Erner Huebsch
Cinematography Max Fassbender
Distributed by Decla-Bioscop
Release date(s)
  • December 18, 1919 (1919-12-18)
Running time 80 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language Silent film
German intertitles

Harakiri, or Madame Butterfly, is a 1919 silent film directed in Germany by Fritz Lang. It was one of the first Japanese-themed films depicting Japanese culture. The film was originally released in the United States and other countries as Madame Butterfly because of the source material on which it is based. The film starred Lil Dagover as O-Take-san.



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