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"Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari"

In the organizer's words:

The plot of this expressionist silent film classic tells the story of Dr. Caligari, who terrifies a small town in northern Germany with the help of a somnambulist named Cesare. During the day, Caligari presents Cesare, who suffers from a strange, trance-like illness, at the fair. There, the tall, scrawny and pale somnambulist predicts the future for onlookers. At night, however, this slave of Caligari sneaks through the town and commits terrible murders under the influence of his master. One night, when a young man is murdered for whom Cesare had prophesied imminent death, Francis, a friend of the dead man, suspects that Dr. Caligari is involved.

When Francis' girlfriend Jane is kidnapped by Cesare, the suspicion becomes a certainty. An angry crowd sets off in pursuit of the fleeing doctor. In an asylum, Francis seems to have cornered the showman when he makes a terrible discovery: The insane Dr. Caligari is the director of the asylum ... The frame story creates the ambiguity of the film: for Francis, who narrated the story of Dr. Caligari, is himself an inmate of the mental asylum.

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CineMotion Bremerhaven Karlsburg 1 27568 Bremerhaven

Location | Other

Kultursommer Bremerhaven 2024
Kultursommer Bremerhaven 2024 Bremerhaven

Organizer | Event Series

Kulturamt Bremerhaven
Kulturamt Bremerhaven Hinrich-Schmalfeldt-Straße 27576 Bremerhaven

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