Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

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    An eerie German silent film from 1920. This classic expressionistic film is known as a landmark in film history becoming famous worldwide from it’s exceptional new wave style of well built and painted grotesque scenery with contrasted lighting along with the painted effect of light and shadows. The film tells Show more... a surrealistic story with an unusual end that was a result of censorship.

    movie expressionism somnambulist unreliable narration unreliable flashback megalomania madman enigma somnambulism german expressionism crime drama horror thriller
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    A case can be made that Caligari was the first true horror film.

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    This is more than just a textbook classic; the narrative frame creates ambiguities that hold certain elements of the story in disturbing suspension. A one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

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    Robert Wiene has made perfect use of settings designed by Hermann Warm, Walter Reimann and Walter Roehrig, settings that squeeze and turn and adjust the eye and through the eye the mentality.

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    Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and inspired horror movies ever made.

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