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From Caligari to Hitler

By Rüdiger Suchsland 2014 Documentary 01h59

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).

Venice Classics- World Premiere
Vienna International Film Festival
IDFA 2014 – Best of Fest
Goteborg International Film Festival – Goteborg Classics
Hong Kong International Film Festival – Filmmakers and Filmmaking Istanbul Film Festival
BAFICI – Secret Story of Weimar Cinema
IndieLisboa – Director’s Cut Section
Shanghai International Film Festival – Documentary Section Jerusalem International Film Festival – Cinemania section

Original title: Von Caligari zu Hitler: Das deutsche Kino im Zeitalter der Massen

Director: Rüdiger Suchsland

Country: Germany

Production year: 2014

Language: German

Runtime: 01h59

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