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Cabinet Of Dr Caligari / Das Kabinett Von Dr Caligari

  Cabinet Of Dr Caligari / Das Kabinett Von Dr Caligari Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.67 /10
Werner Krauss , Conrad Veidt , Lil Dagover
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Directed by: Robert Wiene
Written by: Carly Mayer, Hans Janowitz

Released: 1919
Origin: Germany
Colour: BW
Length: 90

Mad doctor (Werner Krauss) uses his sleep-walking assistant (Conrad Veidt) to commit murder.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A film with creepy images which stay in the mind, and a highly original vision: it was the first to put the audience into the mind of a madman by showing his distorted viewpoint. The camera angles, stylised sets and lighting have all been imitated in countless later films. The acting, however, is primitive and the plot both confusing and monotonous, so that itís a classic which few people nowadays watch for enjoyment.

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