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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920

  • Robert Wiene
  • March 19, 1921
  • 78 mins
  • German
  • Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
You must become Caligari.
An eerie German silent film from 1920. This classic expressionistic film is known as a landmark in film history becoming famous worldwide from it’s exceptional new wave style of well built and painted grotesque scenery with contrasted lighting along with the painted effect of light and shadows. The film tells a surrealistic story with an unusual end that was the subject of controversy.


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Paco Cinema 1: Picture 4/5 and mute. With the restoration looks great. Great expressionist film that I had not seen, backgrounds and scenery are very particular

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Fantastic piece of psychological horror of the beginning of cinema!
The atmosphere of the film is perfect and all of the things together, the shadows, the light, the painted scenarios, many objects distorced with irregular shapes, the make up, the acting, all helped to create a bizarre and creepy world.
It's incredible to see how things like this, with this great originality could be made in that era.

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