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Doctor Mabuse (2013)

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Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.



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Complete credited cast:
Inspector Carl Lohemann
Bahia Garrigan ...
Christina Novello
Inspector Norbert Von Wenk
David M. Graham ...
City General Oscar Lang (as David Graham)
Edward Hull
Derek Mobraaten ...
Tom Smith
Annie Waterman ...
John C. Smith ...
The Apocalypse Man
Vivian Brasch ...
Lady Levana
Mihran Konanyan ...
Matthew Greene ...


Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.

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Dont let him into your mind



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Ansel Faraj originally planned to shoot the film in his preferred ratio of 2.40:1, but during costume tests he had to change to the taller ratio of 1.78:1 to allow for height, as many cast members were of various heights and framing would be difficult with a 2.40:1 ratio. The finished product has a matted ratio of 1.85:1, as Ansel Faraj still wanted a classical "widescreen" look. See more »


Followed by Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014) See more »

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23 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film merged old school acting techniques with new film making! Strong characters, great script and an amazing score are among the best features of this film. Ansel shows that with determination and a strong cast - his ideas can come alive even on a limited budget.

Favorites in the film are Jerry Lacy and the late Linden Chiles with effortless, natural performances by both that only comes from years of experience. Strong supporting roles by David Graham, Julian Grant and John C. Smith.

Slow dialogue exchanges between Nathan Wilson and Bahia Garrigan made for lengthy scenes, I had wished for quicker delivery. Though the two had moments that showcased their talents.

A lot going on in this film both visually and within the plot. The film was easy to follow, script was well written and there were no loop holes for me. Climax scene between Lacy and Wilson was very well done.

I enjoyed the film; that being said I would have enjoyed it more and given it a better rating if the dialogue pace during some of the scene had not been so slow (lengthy).

Thumbs up to Ansel for directing a terrific cast of all ages. He really showed his professionalism with this film. People don't realize he does EVERYTHING on his projects: writes, produces, edits, visual effects, casts, edits again, directs, cameraman, edits again and delivers each film from his soul! 21 years old! Most 21 year old's are in college trying to find a major or are on the beach surfing all morning. Ansel eats, sleeps, drinks and breathes movies. Its in his DNA and in this film it shows. He should be proud.

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