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Golem: How He Came Into The World / Der Golem, Wie Er In Die Welt Kam


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  Golem: How He Came Into The World  / Der Golem, Wie Er In Die Welt Kam Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
8.00 /10
 
Starring
Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Ernst Deutsch
 

Directed by: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese, supervising director: Ernst Lubitsch
Written by: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen


 
 
 
Released: 1920
   
Genre: MONSTER
IMPORTANT
HORROR
SILENT
   
Origin: Germany
   
Length: 97
 
 


 
Clay statue comes to life and terrorises Prague.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Wegener had already filmed this story twice, and here it was third time lucky: a masterpiece of German expressionism and one of the most memorable and influential silents, with marvellous sets and enjoyably stylised performances. There is also an interesting racial and political subtext: the monster is brought to life by a Jewish Rabbi in order to protect his people from a pogrom. That said, the plot is heavy going; and it contains few terrors for a modern audience.


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