The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920)
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Critic Reviews for The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)
Of the four extant versions of this perennial horror classic, Paul Wegener's 1920 version remains the best.
The Golem, carefully crafted and visually impressive work, has lost little of its power over the decades.
Paul Wegener directs and stars in an enduring example of German Expressionist horror, based on an ancient Jewish myth.
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Audience Reviews for The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)
a strange and wonderful jewish folktale is brought to life in one of the most beautiful and influential german expressionist films. it's impossible not to think of james whale's 'frankenstein' while watching this
This movie is pretty magical for it's time, and the plot seems interesting at first, but I didn't understand how and if the Golem saved the jews in the end. It's not very clear.
More a tale than a horror movie, to be honest, but a good story very well done, with a strong message (not very safe to play by the God). Really beautiful sets and costumes... just like in a tale! Jewish issues are an interesting choice, especially in light of the end. I understand that one of them still has that star and the story can restart anytime. It's just my imagination or is read so that they are an extremely powerful and dangerous people, because I have never heard that Jews had used witchcraft?
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