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The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

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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Cesar
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Cathy
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Matt
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Dr. Ramirez
Kate Valk ...
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
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Janitor
Henderson Forsythe ...
Senior Member
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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 »

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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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Sellars' nightmarish look back on the 80s
8 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Peter Sellars, a genius who frequently looks back at theatre and opera texts of many centuries past, uses silent filmmaking as an abstract and emotive way of picturing the era just then departed--Reagan's 80s. RAMIREZ may be the most apt and accurate rendering of that time on film.


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