The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Germany, 1919

Film
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An expressionistic masterpiece which concerns a sinister hypnotist, Dr. Caligari, who exhibits his creature, a somnambulist named Cesare, at the town fair. A series of bizarre murders follows and Dr. Caligari is accused of using the somnambulist to commit the murders. Features macabre theatrical-style set designs influenced by German Expressionism.

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Credits

producer

Erich Pommer

production company

Decla-Bioscop

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Germany
Production dates
1919

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016668

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Expressionism in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Horror

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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