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106 Ratings

The Student of Prague

Der Student von Prag

Directed by Stellan Rye
Germany, 1913
Horror, Drama


A poor student rescues a beautiful countess and soon becomes obsessed with her. A sorcerer makes a deal with the young man to give him fabulous wealth and anything he wants…

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The Student of Prague Directed by Stellan Rye

Critics reviews

Even before this new release, I had gained a far greater respect for this supposedly uncinematic film… There were long takes and intricate staging. There was the compositional exploitation of depth and the surprises of offscreen space. During the period 1992 to 1998, Yuri Tsivian, Lea Jacobs and Ben Brewster, David, and I explored various techniques that cinema of the 1910s used for expressive purposes.
November 20, 2016
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