Department of Germanic Studies

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene (1920)

Tue, January 25, 2011 | BUR 208

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920’s silent film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is often considered one of the greatest horror movies of the early times. The deranged Dr. Caligari and his faithful sleepwalking Cesare are connected to a series of murders in a German mountain village, Holstenwall. Caligari introduces the main narrative using a "frame story" in which most of the plot is presented as a flashback, as told by Francis, the narrator.

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