Focuses on the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and its 'collective spirit' in cinema. The purpose of film as a cultural tool is examined. Based on celebrated sociologist Siegfried Kracauer's seminal book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947).
Hans Henrik Wöhler,
Jane's car breaks down and she makes her way to a nearby estate, owned by a mysterious man named Caligari. Soon she finds that she has become a virtual prisoner, and none of the strange ... See full summary »
Idle intellectuals Albrecht, Octavia and Äls, are given to quoting and emulating their philosopher hero, Nietzsche. Albrecht later contracts typhus bringing the foster child gravely ill Äls out of an infected area.
Irene von Meyendorff
Mrs. Van Houten has shown signs of losing touch with reality, and her husband discusses possible treatment with Dr. Caligari, who says Mrs. Van Houten has a disease of the libido. The staff... See full summary »
Film critic Rüdiger Suchsland's debut film focuses on Robert Wiene's expressionist horror film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) while examining the historic Weimar Republic (1918-1933), inspired by celebrated German sociologist Siegfried Kracauer's influential book 'From Caligari to Hitler' (1947). What effects do cinema and society have upon each other? Suchland's film is about the reflections of Weimar society in cinema and its visible 'collective spirit'(Kracauer).Written by