In 1920, one brilliant movie jolted the postwar masses and catapulted the movement known as German Expressionism into film history. That movie was The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a plunge into the mind of insanity that severs all ties with the rational world. Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive. Available on DCP!
DIRECTED BY ROBERT WIENE PHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLY HAMEISTER
WRITTEN BY CARL MAYER AND HANS JANOWITZ
ART DIRECTION HERMANN WARM, WALTER REIMANN AND WALTER RÖHRIG
WITH CONRAD VEIDT, WERNER KRAUSS, LIL DAGOVER, FRIEDRICH FEHÉR
RESTORATION FRIEDRICH-WILHELM-MURNAU-STIFTUNG, WIESBADEN
PROMOTION BERTELSMANN SE & CO.L KGAA; VGF COLLECTING SOCIETY FOR RIGHTS TO USE FILM WORKS MBH; THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER FOR CULTURE AND THE MEDIA
MATERIALS BUNDESARCHIV-FILMARCHIV, BERLIN; DEUTSCHE KINEMATHEK, BERLIN; FILMMUSEUM DÜSSELDORF; ARCHIVO NACIONAL DE LA IMAGEN - SODRE, MONTEVIDEO; BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE, LONDON
SCAN AND DIGITAL RESTORATION L`IMMAGINE RITROVATA, BOLOGNA
MUSIC PRODUCTION STUDIO FOR FILM MUSIC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC, FREIBURG I. BR. / CO-PRODUCTION WITH 2ELEVEN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PROJECTS/THE NEW MUSIC INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MUSIC FREIBURG I. BR.
"CALIGARI: HOW HORROR CAME TO THE CINEMA" A FILM BY RDIGER SUCHSLAND PRODUCTION LOOKS FILM PRODUCTION GMBH IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ZDF IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTE DEVELOPMENT SUPPORTED BY THE MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
DIGITALIZATION SUPPORTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR CULTURE AND THE MEDIA, THANKS TO A DECISION BY THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG FURTHER SUPPORT MADE POSSIBLE BY VGF, COLLECTING SOCIETY FOR RIGHTS TO USE FILM WORKS MBH