Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The ( Cabinet des Dr. Caligari, Das ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 616

Average Rating: 3.1/4

# of Ratings: 93

Theatrical Release Date: 02/26/1920

Language: German

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Wiene

Actors: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Rudolf Lettinger

Plot: Dr. Caligari and his somnambulist predict deadly things. -- Gabe

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

Decades before the world would know the name Tim Burton, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" would be the pioneer of bizarre.

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3/4

sapien - wrote on 11/20/2012

I got a little lost in Act 5 due all the reading of cursive writing the watcher must do (it is, afterall, a silent movie!). But, the last act was pretty good.

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3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/25/2012

Although the version I saw didn't have the best music or title cards, the film itself was very good. Horror has its roots here with the set design and makeup being very distinct. Plus, this may be the first example of a twist ending. All-around, a must see for anyone interested in early film and early horror.

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cinegeek.de - wrote on 10/26/2016

youtube link: Robert Wiene - The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari 8engl. subt.). Kurz vor Halloween sei der Frage erlaubt, welches der allererste Horrorfilm war? - Das erste, worüber jeder spricht, der Caligari gesehen hat, ist die Optik des Films. Die schiefen Wände und Fenster, die wahnsinnigen Diagonalen der Treppen und die Bäume, deren Blätter wirken als seien es Messer. Bis dato versuchte die Kamera stets, die Realität abzubilden. Caligari setzt sich davon ab und ist (bis heute!) anders! Sicher, die Bauten in Caligari waren billiger als echte Requisiten. Ich bezweifle aber, dass Kostensenkung der mutmassliche Grund gewesen war, weshalb Regisseur Robert Wiene sich für die Caligari Ästhetik entschied. Immer handelten seinen Filme von Wahnsinn und Mord. Nie gingen wir davon aus, dass …

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