Der Golem

Directed by Carl Boese & Paul Wegener

One of most important contributions to German Expressionist cinema, the 1920 version of Der Golem is a must-see for lovers of Weimar Cinema as well as the perfect introduction to this classic era of film-making to the uninitiated.

Based on a legend in Jewish mysticism, and the third film by actor and director Paul Wegener to feature the Golem, this is undoubtedly the most accomplished and its influence can be seen in many later films, but in particular James Whale’s Frankenstein.

Find out more about the Weimar Cinema season in this short intro from The University of Salford’s Andy Willis

84 minutes

Translated title:
The Golem


Full English and German Intertitles

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