Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit / Dr. Mabuse, King of Crime / Доктор Мабузе–игрок
Режиссер: Fritz Lang
Продюсер: Norbert Jacques (novel), Fritz Lang
Год выпуска: 1922
Актеры: Rudolf Klein-Rogge (as Dr. Mabuse), Aud Egede Nissen (as Cara Carozza, die Tдnzerin), Gertrude Welcker (as Grдfin Dusy Told (as Gertrude Welker)), Alfred Abel (as Graf Told), Bernhard Goetzke (as Staatsanwalt von Welk/Chief Inspector Norbert von Wenck), Paul Richter (as Edgar Hull), Robert Forster-Larrinaga (as Spoerri), Hans Adalbert Schlettow (as Georg, the Chauffeur (as Hans Adalbert von Schlettow)), Georg John (as Pesch), Charles Puffy (as Hawasch (as Karl Huszar)), Grete Berger (as Fine, a servant), Julius Falkenstein (as Karsten), Lydia Potechina (as Die Russin), Julius E. Herrmann (as Emil Schramm (as Julius Herrmann)), Julietta Brandt (as (as Julie Brandt))
Описание: Фильм первый: великий игрок – образ эпохи Фильм второй: ад – игра на человека нашего времени
Властелином мира пытается стать душевнобольной одиночка. В отличие от других подобных лент, эта работа отличается столь яркими образами, таким динамизмом и юмором, что и сегодня смотрится с большим интересом.
Рецензии: Fritz Lang's epic story of "Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler" is always interesting, and at times fascinating. Lang obviously enjoyed filming this kind of material, and he adds numerous imaginative touches to it. Lang's distinctive approach and Rudolf Klein-Rogge's portrayal of Mabuse give it some lasting images to go with the involved story.
Movies about master criminals are hardly rare, and even the more popular movies of the genre are often shallow and over-praised. In some respects, the story of Dr. Mabuse is similar to most: he has an extensive bag of tricks that he uses to pull off his schemes, and the movie often holds your attention simply by making you guess what he is planning to do next. But there is more psychological depth to the Mabuse story than there is in most such movies, and this is complemented by the distinctive array of settings and the overall portrayal of society, which at times suggest themes that go well beyond the personal battle between Mabuse and the law.
While quite entertaining, this is not really a truly great movie, because on the whole it just does not have that much to say. It is all too easy for film-makers to depict a decadent, morally-neutral society in a way that seems more profound than it really is. Lang is markedly superior to most of the present-day film-makers who try to create Mabuse-style characters and stories, which is why this has enough substance to have held up pretty well over the years.
As entertainment, "Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler" compares well with almost anything of its kind, and it is as good as any of Lang's own films. As a work of art, though, even in Lang's own filmography it has to take a back seat - though perhaps not by a lot - to "Metropolis" and other more profound works.