Saturday, November 26, 2011


 "The Testament Of Dr Mabuse" was written by Fritz Lang and Norbert Jacques, directed by Fritz Lang, and released in 1933. It is eerie, spooky, semi-plausibility at it's black and white finest. Matter of fact with an almost documentary film style, "The Testament Of Dr Mabuse" wastes no time revealing the startling nature of it's story.

 Detective Lohmann (Otto Wernicke) is faced with the unfolding of a secret army serving a hidden master. Only slowly did he begin to associate Dr Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) with the growing chaos, even as Dr Mabuse sat ( ten years) frozen in his asylum bed hovering at the very edge of life. 

Lots-o-subtitles and German, but it's an unrelenting twisted story. I kept coming back till I'd watched all of it. Good thing too, cause they pulled it from instant-view shortly thereafter. Definitely strange enough to watch again if it reappears in my instant queue.

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