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The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

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Featuring music instead of any dialogue and set in a near Kafkaesque future, this loose remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari follows a bureaucrat whom mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his hideous sidekick want as their latest victim.

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Sue
Gregory Wallace ...
Bruce
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Fat Man Looking for a Tax Break
Humbert Astredo ...
Man with Red Dodge
Paul Butler ...
Narc
Jim Clayburgh ...
Cop No. 2
Herb Downer ...
Morgue Attendant
Herbert Duarte ...
Cop No. 1's Son
Paul Eckstein ...
Janitor
Henderson Forsythe ...
Senior Member
Mateo Gómez ...
Disciple
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Featuring music instead of any dialogue and set in a near Kafkaesque future, this loose remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari follows a bureaucrat whom mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his hideous sidekick want as their latest victim.

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4 December 1991 (France)  »

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Made as an experimental film and screened only once at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival and never theatrically released. See more »

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Remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Harmonielehre
Composed by John Adams
Performed by San Francisco Symphony (as The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Edo de Waart
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Phantasmagorically terrifying! A truly disturbing experience.
11 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this on PBS when it first aired. I was 25. I was prompted to watch it due to the tile, as I figured it must be a remake of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari (another scary film). Lo and behold, it pretty much was.

13 years later, I have NEVER forgotten how scary this movie was. Every so often in passing have I seen in my mind the special effects that fill this film.

Halllucinatory, phantasmagoric images encompassed every single corner of the screen during much of the film. That chant scared the wits out of me as well - yet the totally silent scenes were that much worse. Kudos to everyone involved in the movie -- it has a long-lasting effect on the viewer, which cannot be said for too many movies.

I think that the images were provocative and came off the way schizophrenics may see the world -- non-stop slants, twists and unsure footings. For these, the camera angels were put to excellent use. Mikhail, Joan and Peter were all great. I could go on and on about this film, so I'll just keep it short, lest I get exhausted. I do hope that, if this ever plays again, that I will have heard about it because I'd love to get a copy of this. A truly disturbing experience. Highly recommended!


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