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ORLACS HÄNDE (1924) * with English intertitles *

Robert Wiene Writers: Louis Nerz, Maurice Renard (novel) Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner
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Der berühmte Pianist Orlac erleidet eines Tages einen Unfall, bei dem seine Hände schwer verletzt werden. Damit ihm nicht der Inhalt seines Lebens, das Klavierspiel, genommen wird, entschließt sich der Chirurg kurzerhand, Orlac die Hände eines kurz zuvor hingerichteten Raubmörders zu geben. Doch obgleich Orlac nun körperlich wieder vollkommen gesund ist, will seine Spielkunst einfach nicht zurückkehren. Außerdem steigert er sich in den Wahn, durch die Hände des Mörders auch dessen brutale Neigungen erhalten zu haben. Geheimnisvolle Zeichen und Drohbriefe nähren diese Zwangsvorstellung. Als sein reicher Vater ermordet wird, mit dem er verfeindet war, gerät er unter Mordverdacht. Ist Orlac der Täter oder aber das Opfer einer Intrige?

The famous pianist Orlac suffers an accident one day, in which his hands are badly injured.  So as not to take away the meaning of his existence – namely, playing piano – the surgeon decides to give the hands of a recently executed murderer to Orlac.  And while Orlac appears to have made a complete recovery physically, he simply is not able to play as he did before.  In addition, Orlac starts to suffer from brutal visions associated with the acts of the hands’ former owner.  Mysterious signs and threatening letters nourish these obsessions.  Finally, when his rich father, with whom he was on very bad terms, is found murdered, suspicion naturally falls on Orlac.  Is Orlac really the murderer or the victim of some evil plot?

 

DVD-R HAS ENGLISH INTERTITLES

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·        Sharpness of picture?  - Digital DVD-quality

 

 

 

LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM:  112 mins.

orlac's hands, 5/4/2016 3:47 PM
From: Guest
Definitely Conrad Veidt's greatest performance...you wont be disappointed.. its a shame his talents were later wasted with him playing bad Nazi chracters time and time again...... but this one shows what a great actor he was !!  
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