EL TESTAMENTO DEL DR. MABUSE (DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE)

de Fritz Lang

Synopsis

Institutionalized in a psychiatric facility, Dr. Mabuse plots a number of criminal schemes that are subsequently carried out by a group of gangsters. When a cop starts to investigate the case, Mabuse mysteriously dies, but even so, his influence inexplicably seems to increase. An essential work by Fritz Lang, where the actions of the manipulative villain Mabuse become a prelude to all the Nazi horror.

Director

Fritz Lang

Vienna, 1890-Beverly Hills, 1976. He began as a screenwriter and directed his first film in 1919. After shooting milestones of the "7th Art" like Doctor Mabuse: The Gambler (22), Metropolis (27) and M (31), he immigrated to the United States and built a reputation for himself in film noir. The Shadow vs the Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (60), directed after his return to Germany, was his last movie.

Technical information

Germany, France. 1933

119 min

Director Fritz Lang

Screenwriters Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou

Cinematography Karl Vash, Fritz Arno Wagner

Editors Conrad von Molo, Lothar Wolff

With Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Thomy Bourdelle, Gustav Diessl

Edition: 2020
Section: Sitges Clàssics - Caligari's Shadows
Original language: German

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