The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
- 90 min
- 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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Reviews & features
Cabinet of Dr Caligari with Live Score by Minima26 Aug 2011
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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