The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari] (1920) is a 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. A version based on the original was made in 2005.

Man in the Garden[edit]

  • Spirits Surround us on every side — They have driven me from hearth and home, from wife and child.
    • First lines


  • My betrothed...
  • You fools, this man is plotting our doom! We die at dawn! He is Caligari!


  • Francis, Can we go to the fair?


  • We who are of noble blood may not follow the wishes of our hearts.

Asylum director[edit]

  • At last I recognize his mania. He believes me to be the mythical Caligari. Astonishing! But I think I know how to cure him now.


Alan: How long shall I live?
Cesare: The time is short. You die at dawn!

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