Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler


Dir. Fritz Lang (1922).
Pulp genius Fritz Lang made cine-history with this Weimar epic, embodying the terrifying inflation of early ‘20s Germany in the occult figure of the shape-shifting criminal mastermind Mabuse who claims, “We must plunge the world into an abyss of terror.”

Sat., Jan. 8, 7 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2010

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