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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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Ansel Faraj

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lacy ... Dr. Mabuse
Nathan Wilson ... Inspector Carl Lohemann
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Madame Von Harbau
Lara Parker ... Madame Carrozza
Bahia Garrigan Bahia Garrigan ... Christina Novello
Linden Chiles ... Inspector Norbert Von Wenk
David M. Graham David M. Graham ... City General Oscar Lang (as David Graham)
Julian Grant ... Edward Hull
Derek Mobraaten Derek Mobraaten ... Tom Smith
Annie Waterman Annie Waterman ... Madame Hecate
John C. Smith John C. Smith ... The Apocalypse Man
Vivian Brasch Vivian Brasch ... Lady Levana
Mihran Konanyan Mihran Konanyan ... Cag
Matthew Greene Matthew Greene ... Grey
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hypnotist See more »

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Hollinsworth Productions See more »
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(theatrical) | (2015 Final Cut)

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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Ansel Faraj told Jerry Lacy to base his voice for Mabuse on Claude Rains's voice, as Rains' vocal performance in The Invisible Man (1933) used to disturb Faraj when he was younger. See more »

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References The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) See more »

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A Mesmerizing Journey into the Dark World of the Subconscious
13 May 2013 | by douggonittSee all my reviews

Young Ansel Faraj certainly knows his stuff -- and it shows in this unique, viscerally engaging film, a masterful blend of hypnotic visual style and writing rich in enough subconscious imagery and archetypes to make even Karl Jung drool. As sole writer, director, and editor, the work is entirely this 21-year-old's own creation, crafted on a shoestring budget on a tiny set located in his aunt's back yard -- a feat made all the more impressive when one considers the sheer expanse and detail present in its visual landscape. It makes you wonder -- if he could accomplish this much with so little, what could he do with major studio backing?

Faraj takes us on a trip into his dark dream world Metropolis, populated by an assortment of classic noir characters slowly driven mad by the seemingly omniscient, all-powerful evil hypnotist Mabuse (excellently portrayed by Jerry Lacy). While some of the character names and references will be recognized by fans of director Fritz Lang's classic serial of the same name, this is truly an original work.

The dialogue, narrative and cinematography all blend effortlessly to make you feel like you, the viewer, are having a dream, and a very scary one at that. Mabuse has mastered the hypnotic arts to such a degree that the entire world is at his disposal. He can control people remotely, assume different forms, and know your next move before you do. So what's to stop the guy who has everything? The possibility that others might unearth your secrets? The film ends with much left to scrutinize, much to look forward to in its sequel, due out next summer.

Fans of the 1960s television series "Dark Shadows" will be delighted by this picture, as it not only assembles most of the surviving cast, it provides a fitting homage through dialogue, music and suspense very characteristic of the original show, so succinctly presented that it could teach even Tim Burton a thing or two!


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