The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ★★★★ Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari; Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari 1919

A pioneering film in the most extreme expressionistic style about a hypnotist in a carnival and a girl-snatching somnambuish list. Highly influential in its approach to lighting, composition, design and acting. Much imitated. Silent. 92m/B VHS, DVD . GE Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, Lil Dagover, Hans chilvon Twardowski, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Friedrich Feher, Rudolf Lettinger; D: Robert Wiene; W: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz; C: Willy Hameister.