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Waxworks

Waxworks
  • 1924
  • Germany
  • 70 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul Leni, Leo Birinsky (second director)
  • Written by: Henrik Galeen
  • Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Emil Jannings, William Dieterle, Georg John
  • Language: Silent film, German intertitles

A film in three episodes (erotic humour in Baghdad, sadistic fantasia with Ivan the Terrible, phantasmagoria in Victorian London) apparently conceived by Leni as an inventory of expressionistic effects and experiments in style, motif and mood.

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