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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.14 /10
 
Starring
Rudolph Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Oskar Beregi
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Directed by: Fritz Lang
Written by: Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, based on characters from Norbert Jacques’s novel

 
 
 
Released: 1932
   
Genre: IMPORTANT
SILENT
SERIES
SCIENCE FICTION
FOREIGN
SEQUEL
   
Origin: Germany
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 122
 
 


 
A criminal mastermind (Rudolph Klein-Rogge), though in a lunatic asylum, spouts Nazi slogans and uses hypnotism to dominate the underworld of Weimar Germany.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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More watchable than its predecessor, with a more comprehensible narrative, better pace and impressive set-pieces (a high-speed car chase at night, an underwater explosion) - but it’s primitive by modern standards. Almost certainly intended as an allegory about the mind-control being exerted over Germany by Hitler, the film was unsurprisingly banned by Goebbels. Goebbels was, however, a fan of Lang’s Metropolis and offered him the leadership of the German film industry. Lang took this invitation as his cue to make a precipitate, overnight disappearance from his fatherland.


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