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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920)

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Werner Krauss Werner Krauss
Dr. Caligari
Conrad Veidt Conrad Veidt
Cesare
Friedrich Feher Friedrich Feher
Franzis
Lil Dagover Lil Dagover
Jane Olsen
Rudolf Lettinger Rudolf Lettinger
Dr. Olsen
Rudolf Klein-Rogge Rudolf Klein-Rogge
Ein Verbrecher
Ludwig Rex Ludwig Rex
Ein Mörder / A murderer


Written by
Carl Mayer Carl Mayer
(written by) and
Hans Janowitz Hans Janowitz
(written by)


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How long shall I live?

12 years, 6 months ago at Jun 2 15:05
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''I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!''

A horror film that surpasses all others. Alan relates the story of traveling magician Dr Caligari and Cesare. Their arrival in a town coincides with savage killings.

Werner Krauss: Dr. Caligari

A 1920 silent film, directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by ... read more

Exquisite German Expressionism

14 years ago at Nov 17 7:56
7 votes
"Spirits surround us on every side... they have driven me from hearth and home, from wife and child."

Prior to F.W. Murau's Nosferatu there was Robert Weine's silent horror masterpiece Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (translated to the more common title; The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari). In the annals of the horror genre, these two instances of German Expressionistic cinema stand above... read more

A classic

11 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 10:40
2 votes
If I recall it correctly, I saw this movie when I was living in England. There, I took a movie course which I found just great. Every week we would watch a movie starting with 'Cabiria' released in 1914 (even though it is considered a classic, it was an awful 3 hours long silent epic, I think only 3 of us stayed until the end). So, we started from the very beginning of motion picture history and m... read more
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Description: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) is a silent film that was made in Germany, in 1920, and is often believed to be the first ever horror film. The story is told in flashback by a young man named Francis who is explaining to someone the events that happened when a carnival came to the mountain village of Holstenwall, bringing with it the strange and sinister Dr. Caligari along with his travelling companion, Cesare, who Caligari keeps in a box and only awakens as part of his show. Cesare is one creepy looking dude and Caligari is not much better. This film doesn't offer edge-of-the-seat excitement, but it d ... (more)
Release date: 27 February 1920
UPC: 014381409925
Tags: Silent (32), Horror (29), 1920s (19), 1920 (17), German (15), Germany (15), German Expressionism (13), Serial Killer (12), Thriller (10), Drama (9), Expressionism (9), Black And White (8), Hypnosis (8), Crime (7), Kidnapping (5), Insanity (5), Asylum (4), Psychiatrist (4), (4)
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“As someone who appreciates silent film and films in the Expressionist style(think FW Murnau), I simply love The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. True, to some people the acting may seem exaggerated and some of the movements stilted. However I felt these added well to the paranoid and sometimes weird(in a wonderfully strange way) atmosphere and also to the titular character psychopathic state of mind. Werner Krauss is the epitome of creepiness as Caligari and Conrad Veidt also makes a memorable impression. The story is interesting, and Robert Wiene directs beautifully. But it is the way it was made that makes The Cabinet of Dr Caligari so unique and a milestone of its genre. The scenery is appropriately sumptuous and their lopsidedness added further to the atmosphere, while the camera work, sometime” read more

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