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Dr. M (1990)

In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister ... See full summary »

Director:

Claude Chabrol

Writers:

Sollace Mitchell (screenplay by), Thomas Bauermeister (based on an original story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Bates ... Le docteur Heinrich Marsfeldt / Guru
Jennifer Beals ... Sonja Vogler
Jan Niklas ... Le lieutenant Claus Hartman
Hanns Zischler ... Moser
Benoît Régent Benoît Régent ... Stieglitz
Alexander Radszun Alexander Radszun ... Engler
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz ... Veidt
Daniela Poggi Daniela Poggi ... Kathi
William Berger ... Penck
Michael Degen Michael Degen ... Reimar von Geldern
Wolfgang Preiss ... Kessler
Isolde Barth ... Mrs. Sehr
Andrew McCarthy ... Assassin
Tobias Hoesl ... Achim
Béatrice Macola ... Anna
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In the not-too-distant future, Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides. A policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for sensuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Although director Claude Chabrol was famous for his extreme admiration for Alfred Hitchcock, who is frequently referenced in Chabrol films, he eventually came to believe that Fritz Lang was an even more important film-maker, once telling an interviewer that "without Lang, there would be no Hitchcock". This film was designed specifically as an elaborate tribute to Lang and was released in 1990, the centenary year of Lang's birth. See more »

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Follows The Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961) See more »

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Nobillissma Visione
Music by Paul Hindemith
Performed by Dresdner Philharmonie
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Just hopeless...
21 December 2003 | by Xanadu-2See all my reviews

Good idea for a moody futuristic thriller, nice art direction and location photage of Berlin cannot help this european movie mess. Famous french director Chabrol is at a loss with german actors speaking english and lovely Jennifer Beals given no direction at all. It all seems totally unrehearsed one-take filming. Bad sound and lighting do not help. A chance to make an atmospheric Blade Runneresque thriller went down the E.U. drain. A dull waste with interesting ideas worth a remake.


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 May 1990 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Club Extinction See more »

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1.66 : 1
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