German Expressionism Collection

German Expressionism Collection

DVD - 2008
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Warning shadows : Psychological study of a count who is insanely jealous of the attentions his wife pays to "the lover" and various other suitors. The situation comes to a head when a showman/mesmerist puts on a "shadow play" for them all, in which their emotions and passions are mirrored.
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of "Genuine : the take of a vampire" (1920).
The hands of Orlac : Charts the mental disintegration of a concert pianist whose hands are amputated after a train crash and replaced with the hands of an executed murderer. When Orlac's father is murdered by the dead man's hands, Orlac begins a descent toward madness.
Secrets of a soul : By deciphering dream symbols, a psychoanalyst is able to resolve his patient's unconscious conflicts, curing him.

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