Special: Carmen Cartellieri

Orlacs Hände

Robert Wiene
AUT 1925
100 min

Paul Orlac – a celebrated pianist – suffers the loss of his hands due to a railway accident. Therefore he gets a new pair which belonged to an alleged robber and murderer. This sinister act puts him in a vicious circle of delusion and despair, but fortunately Carmen Cartellieri’s character is in the position to end Orlac’s torment. As the housekeeper at the Orlac residence and the bondswoman of blackmailer Nera she embodies an unusually submissive and impressionable type of woman. Four years after THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI Robert Wiene and Conrad Veidt teamed up again to create another – also visually – stunning film. (Kristina Höch)

Live music: Raumschiff Engelmayr

  • Fritz Kortner - Professor Mauthner
  • Hans Homma
  • Carmen Cartellieri
  • Fritz Straßny
  • Conrad Veidt - Erik The Great/Erik Goff/Dr. Erich Gift
  • Alexandra Sorina
  • Louis Nerz
  • Robert Wiene
  • Hans Androschin
  • Günther Krampf
  • Hans Rouc
  • Stefan Wessely
  • Karl Exner
Pan-Film AG, Wien
35 mm
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