The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Directed by Robert Wiene,the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era.
Although, it might be considered fairly dull and boring by people, given nowadays standards of film making, the meaning of the movie goes way beyond its plot and mise-en-scene.

In order to fully understand The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, one needs to cosider Germany’s political context in the 1920s.
Every single character has its well-defined role in the story-telling process and signifies an idea that defines society at that time.

The plot itself, presents Dr. Caligari who trains Caesare, the somnambulist, to carry out a series of murders. I recommend this film for those who want to understand a key moment in the history of film or to simply broaden their knowledge.

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