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The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920)

The Golem
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Paul Wegener Paul Wegener
Der Golem / The Golem
Albert Steinrück Albert Steinrück
Der Rabbi Löw / Rabbi Loew
Lyda Salmonova Lyda Salmonova
Miriam, des Rabbi Tochter
Ernst Deutsch Ernst Deutsch
Der Rabbi Famulus
Hans Stürm Hans Stürm
Der Rabbi Jehuda, der Älteste der Gemeinde
Max Kronert Max Kronert
Der Tempeldiener / Temple Servant
Otto Gebühr Otto Gebühr
Der Kaiser / Emperor Luhois
Dore Paetzold Dore Paetzold
Des Kaisers Kebse


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Influential German expressionism

8 years, 5 months ago at Dec 9 0:34
1 vote
An excellent silent film made in Germany and making great use of the expressionist style of filmmaking from that era. Made by the same studio that produced The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari that same year. It was one of the first "monster" movies as well. This movie was a huge influence on James Whale when he made Frankenstein in 1931. It involves a Jewish community being persecuted by Christians. The J... read more

The Golem

3 years, 3 months ago at Feb 26 19:52
1 vote
This might be one of those films which you watch as a completist, and nothing more. The Golem has a fantastic makeup job and a few standout sequences, but everything in-between is just painfully dull.

Other than Paul Wegener’s performance as the titular character, The Golem is filled to the brim with bad acting, the kind that makes people wary of silent films. Lyda Salmonova in p... read more
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Description: An excellent silent film made in Germany and making great use of the expressionist style of filmmaking from that era. Made by the same studio that produced The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari that same year. It was one of the first "monster" movies as well. This movie was a huge influence on James Whale when he made Frankenstein in 1931. It involves a Jewish community being persecuted by Christians. The Jewish rabbi uses "black magic" to bring a clay statue to life in order to protect them from the Christian emperor. The cinematographer, Karl Freund, would go on to lens Fritz Lang's Metropolis in 1927 and Tod Brownin ... (more)
Release date: 19 June 1921
UPC: 790594437626
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