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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)

When the annual fair comes to town, murder, madness and mayhem creep in its shadows. Dr. Caligari, a mysterious hypnotist, appears to control every move of his bizarre, clairvoyant sleepwalker, but does he?

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When the annual fair comes to town, murder, madness and mayhem creep in its shadows. Dr. Caligari, a mysterious hypnotist, appears to control every move of his bizarre, clairvoyant sleepwalker, but does he?

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In the original, there is no indication that Alan has any mental health problems. However, David Lee Fischer added the backstory to his reinvention of Alan that he was suffering from some kind of issue, for which he took medication. This gives a more rounded explanation of why he asks Cesare how long he has to live. See more »

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

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Dr. Caligary (actor Daamen Krall) is the best
30 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great fun to see this old film re-worked. Daamen Krall as Dr. Caligary is excellent. He's creepy, manipulative and sensitive, all at once. By sensitive, I mean you can see his wheels turn. He's a very, very interesting actor, and matched the stylization of this film. Mr. Krall's turn around at the end is also very well executed. The director took on a great task re-working this film, and for the most part, he succeeds. The technical blending of the old and new is nearly imperceptible. However, at times, the dialogue and acting of some of the second leads takes on a very 21st Century twist, which throws off the "feel" of the film. Neil Hopkins is very handsome, and I like to see more of him (in other things), but he was guilty of throwing off this film with his contemporary style.


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