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239 Ratings

The Hands of Orlac

Orlacs Hände

Directed by Robert Wiene
Germany, Austria, 1924
Silent, Horror, Thriller


Based on a deliciously dark tale by medical-horror novelist Maurice Renard, Orlac charts the strange descent into madness of a concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) whose hands are amputated after a train crash—and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer.

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The Hands of Orlac Directed by Robert Wiene

Critics reviews

The original version of The Hands of Orlac is still the most compelling version of the tale, even if the premise of the film requires more than a little wilful suspension of disbelief.
June 27, 2018
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