The Hands Of Orlac

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Released 1924

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Director:
Robert Wiene
Released:
1924
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The Hands Of Orlac is a 1924 Austrian criminal horror film directed by Robert Wiene and based on the novel written by Maurice Renard, which tells the story of an emotionally challenged musician who is on the edge of mental insanity when he is accused of committing several dreadful crimes. Paul Orlac (Conrad Veidt) is an accomplished pianist who suffers a terrible train accident, which causes the loss of his both hands. A talented doctor transplants on to Orlac the hands of a criminal who is sentenced to death. Although Orlac regains complete functionality, he starts to hallucinate about being tempted to kill innocent people using the murderer's hands. His suspicions culminate when Orlac's father dies strangulated under strange circumstances and Orlac becomes a prime suspect. The talented pianist is on the edge of ruining his wonderful career as he is increasingly affected by a disabling feeling of guilt and panic. However, a mysterious magician may have a remedy for his distress.moreless

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Crime