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5th(2009)
The Golem
Germany | 1920 | 86min | 35mm | Drama

PROGRAM NOTE

In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Unfortunately, his evil assistant manages to take control of the Golem, and uses it to commit crimes to enrich him, and finally has it kidnap the rabbi’s beautiful daughter. However, the Golem-which had been given human emotions by the rabbi-finally rebels against the assistant's misuse of him. Restored, full-length, color-tinted print of the 1920 silent fantasy classic. 

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DIRECTOR

Carl Boese

Born in 1887 and passed away in 1958, Carl Boese was actor, director and producer. From 1910s through 1940s, he directed and produced more than 100 films. Among his numerous works, the most acclaimed and remembered is the 1920 film The Golem: How He Came into the World, which he codirected with Paul Wegener. 

Paul Wegener

Born in 1874 and deceased in 1948 in Germany. Paul Wegener was one of the pioneers of German Expressionist cinema and worked on numerous films as actor, writer and director. He obtained the biggest fame with the 1920 film The Golem: How He Came into the World. 
Producer
: Paul Davidson
Cast
: Paul Wegener Albert Steinrück Lyda Salmonova
Screenwriter
: Henrik Galeen Paul Wegener
Cinematography
: Karl Freund Guido Seeber
Art director
: Hans Poelzig Kurt Richter
Music
: Hans Landsberger
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