DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER
Wednesday, May 8
(1922) “Mabuse is a fiendish mastermind, a man of a thousand disguises, gifted with sinister hypnotic powers, leader of a gang of criminals and cutthroats. During the course of the complicated plot, he manipulates the Stock Exchange, steals treaties, murders, runs crooked gambling dens, abducts women… Mabuse remains memorable for the darkly brooding atmosphere that Lang creates, a disturbing compound of hysteria and fatalistic passivity.” – John Wakeman, World Film Directors Volume 1. DCP. Approx. 271 min.
Part of Fritz Lang’s Dr. Mabuse Trilogy.