With a brilliant tip of the hat to Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, German filmmaker G.W. Pabst offers Secrets of a Soul, a convoluted tale of a chemistry professor (Caligari’s Werner Krauss) haunted by inexplicable resentments.
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I like this kind of surrealist film. We have here a film about Freudian psychoanalysis. As the film is silent (it's 1926 and Sigmund was still alive), the main character can't verbalize and it's our job to do it for him. It seems to work as Werner Krauss , at the end of the movie, can use his knife while eating without fearing to murder his wife. I can't. Doctor ? Doctor !!!