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From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (2014)

119 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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).
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May 28, 2015 (Germany)

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Rüdiger Suchsland
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Gustaf Gründgens
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Lilian Harvey
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Brigitte Helm
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Adolf Hitler
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7.3 / 10 | 568 votes