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Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari 

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919/20 51 min) Robert Wiene

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the first modern Horror Film and it influence a number of contemporary productions.
A real classic!

A man named Francis relates a story about his best friend Alan and his fiancée Jane. Alan takes him to a fair where they meet Dr. Caligari, who exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, that can predict the future.
When Alan asks how long he has to live, Cesare says he has until dawn. The prophecy comes to pass, as Alan is murdered, and Cesare is a prime suspect.
Cesare creeps into Jane's bedroom and abducts her, running from the townspeople and finally dying of exhaustion.
Meanwhile, the police discover a dummy in Cesare's cabinet, while Caligari flees.
Francis tracks Caligari to a mental asylum. He is the director! Or is he?

Reviewer: tambora - 5 out of 5 stars - August 8, 2005
Subject: Way too short of a review for such a great film:

A chilling film, both in immaculate set design and in several unforgettable scenes. You'll never be more scared by a pair of eyes than when Cesare the Somnambulist first wakes up and, ever-so-slowly, opens them wider and wider. That scene alone sells the whole movie. Forget about the artistic ground that was broken with the expressionism in this film and just watch it to see some other-worldly chills. And even though the ending wasn't what the director originally wanted, I think you'll be surprised by it, and I think you'll agree that it works.

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