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A group of scientists, led by a Professor Ortmann, produce a living human child using scientific processes - a "homunculus." This creature is human in every way, except that he cannot experience love.

Director:

Otto Rippert

Writer:

Robert Reinert
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Cast overview:
Olaf Fønss Olaf Fønss ... Homunculus
Ernst Ludwig Ernst Ludwig ... Prof. Ortmann
Albert Paul Albert Paul ... Dr. Hansen
Lore Rückert Lore Rückert ... Tochter Margarete Hansen
Max Ruhbeck Max Ruhbeck ... Generalprokurator Steffens
Lia Borré Lia Borré ... Tochter des Generalprokurator Steffens
Maria Immhofen Maria Immhofen ... Maria
Robert Reinert Jr. Robert Reinert Jr. ... Edgar
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A group of scientists, led by a Professor Ortmann, produce a living human child using scientific processes - a "homunculus." This creature is human in every way, except that he cannot experience love. He does experience all other emotions, however, apparently including considerable frustration that he cannot experience love. The professor raises him as his son, not telling him who and what he is, until he reaches the age of 25, when he discovers the truth for himself. He now learns that women have a propensity for loving him, although he cannot return this feeling. This results in various tragic situations, wherein he drives young women to suicide. His frustration with the situation causes him to declare a war against humanity, vowing to spread fear and terror. He goes to a Middle Eastern society and is able to use "superhuman abilities" to cure the local Prince, but soon the locals decide that he must be in league with the devil and pursue him. There is a woman in love with him here,... Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

2 October 1916 (Hungary) See more »

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Deutsche Bioscop GmbH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (color effects)
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Edited from Homunculus, 2. Teil - Das geheimnisvolle Buch (1916) See more »

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