Using the sperm of a known killer, bizarre scientist Jacob artificially inseminates a prostitute. The product of this deranged experiment, Alraune, grows into a stunningly beautiful but violent woman who seduces men and then kills them.
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35mm, retrospective Federal Republic Of Germany 1949-63. Ah!, Hildegard Knef, a close relative of Gene Tierney and Joan Bennet's tormented figures of melodramatic nightmare and melodramatized horror/fantasy movies. A film that's close to those that Tourneur and Whale made in the 30s and 40s, without reaching their heights of expressiveness, with a great Von Stroheim, aristocrat of agony,