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Der Student von Prag

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Its rather advanced special effects aside, this first film version of Hanns Heinz Ewers' short story Hanns Heinz Ewers is filmed in the static, long-shot style common to this early period. Still, the basic story, a variation of the "Faust" legend, has enough raw power to overcome the film's technical limitations. The titular student sells his mirror reflection to a mysterious conjuror (who, in this film, comes dangerously close to a Jewish stereotype) in exchange for wealth and romance. The reflection...more

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