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Classification: 16+ 


The Golem as it came into the world, 1 h 24 min (1920

Paul Wegener (Horror)


Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" is a 1920 German silent film directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. Based on the Jewish legend of the golem, the film is set in 16th-century Prague and features the story of a rabbi who creates a clay golem to protect the city's Jewish community.The golem, controlled by the rabbi through an inscription on its body, becomes a powerful but also dangerous force when it starts to get out of control.


The film is considered a masterpiece of German Expressionism, an artistic and cinematographic movement of the 1910s and 1920s that sought to express emotions and attitudes through visually intense and dramatic elements. The expressionist aesthetic is evident in the dark photography and action scenes, which are intense and terrifying.


The golem character is also considered an emblematic figure of Jewish culture and a metaphor for creation and the power of technology. The film also has a dark message about the dangerous consequences of science and technology, which can get out of human control.


The film is a unique production in the history of cinema, and its influence is still felt today, having been portrayed in other horror and science fiction films. Furthermore, the original music composed for the film is widely praised and is still used in later productions.


In summary, "Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" is a terrifying and visually impactful film that presents a Jewish legend and a reflection on science and technology. It is a masterpiece of German Expressionism and an important part of cinema history.

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