Shattered (1921 film)

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Directed by Lupu Pick
Produced by Lupu Pick
Written by Carl Mayer
Lupu Pick
Starring Werner Krauss
Edith Posca
Hermine Straßmann-Witt
Music by Giuseppe Becce
Alexander Schirmann
Cinematography Friedrich Weinmann
Rex-Film GmbH
Distributed by Film Arts Guild
Release dates
  • 27 May 1921 (1921-05-27)
Running time
50 minutes
Country German
Language Silent film

Shattered (German: Scherben) is a 1921 German silent Kammerspielfilm directed by Lupu Pick, written by Carl Mayer, and is considered to be the earliest example of the kammerspielfilm.[1]


Set during the winter, the story tells the tale of a track checker and his family who live a monotonous and poverty-stricken life next to a railway line. They receive a telegram announcing the arrival of the section inspector, who is to live with the family.


  • Werner Krauss as Bahnwärter
  • Edith Posca as Tochter des Bahnwärters
  • Hermine Straßmann-Witt as Frau des Bahnwärters
  • Paul Otto as Bahninspektor
  • Lupu Pick as Reisender

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Silberman, Marc (1995). German Cinema. Wayne State University Press. p. 253. Retrieved September 10, 2012.