Stephan Graf v. Bothmer interprets with Broken Blossoms one of the greatest melodramas of the early 20th century.
The Chinese Cheng Huan gaining a foothold in London. However, he did not expect the harsh brutality of the British capital. One day he meets the broken flower Lucy Burrows. As the adopted daughter of the famous prizefighter Battling Burrows, she is abused and beaten by her father. She finds shelter with Cheng, who nurses her back to health in his exotic room and wins her affection. A passion flares up between the two outcasts from society.
- [D.W. Griffith, USA 1919]
The concert is dedicated to all those who are lonely and left behind.