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Orlacs Hände

Robert Wiene Germany, 1924

cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film The Hands of Orlac

Things were going so well until the happy ending... as for the rest of the film, the acting is very theatrical, even operatic--though without spoken dialogue--and the story is just macabre enough to make it a worthy double feature with 'Nosferatu' (1922). A worthy example of German Expressionism, though I was half-expecting Edward G. Robinson to turn up at the end saying "yeah, see..."