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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

Robert Wiene Germany, 1920

dionysus67's rating of the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Emblematic among the Expressionist genre, it portrays society full of befouled sentiments, fears with a still unsettling suspension of reality and fantasy. With sinister vindictiveness against normality, Caligari (the character and the film) remains a paradox; a paradox orchestrated in the angular sets and the crooked paths in a symphony of nightmarish hierarchy and megalomania of authority. A hypnotic masterpiece.