The Cabinet of Dr Caligari

Date and time

Tuesday 19 September,10.30am to 12.30pm


Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6YT




One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film’s chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding…

Language: German with English subtitles

Director: Robert Wiene

Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher

Year of Release: 1920

Running Time: 77mins

Certificate: U