Cast & Crew
The conflicts in the routine lives of Matt and Cathy, two young business successes, are soon overshadowed by awful events possibly linked to the mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his somnambulist sidekick, Cesar, in this contemporary version of Robert Wiene's 1919 silent thriller, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," written by Carl Mayer and Hans Janowitz.
Charles S Carroll
Richard W Dooley
Diane J Malecki
Released in United States January 1992
Released in United States May 1991
Released in United States November 1991
Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 9-20, 1991.
Shown at Pacific Film Archive (Surrealism and Cinema) September 26, 1990.
Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.
Shown at Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992. (recut version)
Feature directorial debut for acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars.
Broadcast over PBS on "Great Performances" April 14, 1993.
Began shooting November 6, 1990.
Completed shooting December 8, 1990.
Released in United States January 1992 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utah January 16-26, 1992. (recut version))
Released in United States May 1991 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 9-20, 1991.)
Released in United States November 1991 (Shown at Stockholm Film Festival November 15-24, 1991.)
Considered to be the first example of Expressionism in the cinema. The film's prologue and epilogue were attached at the insistence of producer Erich Pommer.
Like the original, this film is silent.