Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Orlac's Hände
Feature Film, AT 1925, Schwarzweiß, 105 min., mit Musikbegleitung
Diagonale 2015

Director: Robert Wiene
Script: Louis Nerz
Cast: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina,Fritz Kortner, Carmen Cartellieri, Fritz Strassny, Paul Askonas
Camera: Günther Krampf, Hans Androschin
Production: Pan-Film


This masterpiece by the director of Caligari contains not only traces of expressionist aesthetics, but also a reflection on the film medium’s most fundamental elements. Movement, acceleration, and sensation are combined with a tragic love story of mutual misunderstanding. The plot of the film begins with the tragic and unexpected end of a train journey in which the pianist Orlac loses his hands.

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