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Dr. Mabuse (Delphine Seyrig), the president of a multinational press conglomerate, has an unscrupulous plan for the company’s business expansion: to create and control a human being. “Dorian Gray: young, wealthy, handsome. We shall construct him, corrupt him, and destroy him.” Roswitha Mueller wrote, “Ottinger’s ironic references to the world of [Fritz Lang’s] Dr. Mabuse align past with modern apprehensions about the function of the media, at the same time as they call into question the myth of total manipulation.” This is the last film in Ottinger’s Berlin trilogy, following Ticket of No Return and Freak Orlando.

  • Year
    1984
  • Runtime
    150 minutes
  • Language
    German
  • Country
    West Germany
  • Director
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Screenwriter
    Ulrike Ottinger
  • Cast
    Delphine Seyrig, Veruschka von Lehndorff, Tabea Blumenschein, Toyo Tanaka
  • Cinematographer
    Ulrike Ottinger