CineClub: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

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CineClub: The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

  • Wed 6 Dec 2023
  • 7:00PM

Continuing our Dr Mabuse season we will screen two films at the ACF London.

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse), also called The Last Will of Dr. Mabuse, is a 1933 German crime-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang. The movie is a sequel to Lang's silent film Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, screened at the Cine Lumiere in November, and features many cast and crew members from Lang's previous films.

In this sequel Dr. Mabuse (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) is in an insane asylum where he is found frantically writing his crime plans. When Mabuse's criminal plans begin to be implemented, Inspector Lohmann (Otto Wernicke) tries to find the solution with clues from gangster Thomas Kent (Gustav Diessl), the institutionalized Hofmeister (Karl Meixner) and Professor Baum (Oscar Beregi Sr.) who becomes obsessed with Dr. Mabuse.

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was based on elements of author Norbert Jacques' unfinished novel Mabuse's Colony. It was Lang's second sound film for Nero-Film and was his final collaboration with screenwriter Thea von Harbou, then his wife.

Germany, 1933, 124min, German with English subtitles, directed by Fritz Lang

Watch the final film in the series on 13 December, 7pm
The 1000 Eyes of Dr Mabuse


Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ