The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
  • 1920
  • Germany
  • 1h 30min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Wiene
  • Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Lil Dagover.

A landmark of expressionist cinema, feasting the eyes with bizarre, angular visuals despite its technical crudity. The acting and directing are superb, and the story of a fairground hypnotist who uses a sleepwalker to carry out murders still retains a unique sense of horror.

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Performance times

BFI Southbank, London SE1 (0.0 miles)

Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, England, SE1 8XT
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Sat 25 May

  • 18:30

Reviews & features

Cabinet of Dr Caligari with Live Score by Minima

26 Aug 20114 stars

Inventive musical accompaniment to the classic silent horror

Made in 1920 by director Robert Wiene, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is one of the touchstones of German expressionist cinema. Using angular set design, thick make-up and creative lighting techniques, it tells the tale of a murderous doctor and his…

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