German Expressionism

German Expressionism was an artistic movement in cinema originating in Germany between the wars.

Notable German Expressionist films include The Student of Prague (Stellan Rye & Paul Wegener, 1913), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene, 1920), The Golem: How He Came Into the World (Paul Wegener & Carl Boese, 1920), Destiny (Fritz Lang, 1921), Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (W. F. Murnau, 1922), Phantom (W. F. Murnau, 1922), Schatten (Arthur Robison, 1923) and The Last Laugh (W. F. Murnau, 1924).

Later German films that draw on German Expressionism include Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis (1927).


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