Sombras y Luces

Sombras y Luces

Hardback Language: Spanish

By (author) Jonathan Rabb

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  • Publisher: Ediciones B
  • Format: Hardback | 464 pages
  • Language: Spanish
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 36mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • ISBN 10: 846663911X
  • ISBN 13: 9788466639118
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: Translation

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Berlin, between the two world wars. When an executive at the renowned Ufa film studios is found dead floating in his office bathtub, it falls to Nikolai Hoffner, a chief inspector in the Kriminalpolizei, to investigate. With the help of Fritz Lang (the German director) and Alby Pimm (leader of the most powerful crime syndicate in Berlin), Hoffner finds his case taking him beyond the world of film and into the far more treacherous landscape of Berlin's sex and drug trade, the rise of Hitler's Brownshirts (the SA), and the even more astonishing attempts by onetime monarchists to rearm a post-Versailles Germany. Being swept up in the case are Hoffner's new lover, an American talent agent for Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer, and his two sons: Georg, who has dropped out of school to work at Ufa, and Sascha, his angry, older son, who, unknown to his father, has become fully entrenched in the new German Workers Party as the aide to its Berlin leader, Joseph Goebbels.

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Encuadernación: Cartoné Colección: La TramaA finales de los años veinte, el cine alemán supera en calidad a cualquier otro. Los actores y los directores reciben el apoyo incondicional del Estado, que financia los mejores estudios del mundo: los de la UFA. Berlín vive una época dominada por el esplendor del expresionismo y una agitada vida nocturna, mientras el nazismo asciende al amparo de una durísima crisis económica. En este apasionante contexto, un importante productor de cine perteneciente a la familia Thyssen aparece muerto. Con la ayuda del mítico director de cine Fritz Lang (que se recupera del fracaso de Metrópolis) y del líder del mayor sindicato del crimen berlinés, el detective Nikolai Hoffner se sumergirá en las cloacas de la decadente República de Weimar. En la investigación hallará misteriosas actrices que aspiran a convertirse en las nuevas Greta Garbo, productores con oscuros intereses y un desenlace inesperado, que influirá decisivamente en el futuro de Europa.