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In the not-too-distant future Berlin is shocked by a series of spectacular suicides; a policeman's investigations lead him to a beautiful, enigmatic woman and the revelation of a sinister plot to manipulate the population through mass hypnosis. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sensuality and violence, and for language | See all certifications »
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Claude Chabrol makes two in-joke references to the original Dr. Mabuse movie, of which this is a remake: a trucker named 'Rudi Klein-Rogge', after the actor who portrayed Mabuse in the 1922 movie, and a policeman who falsely gives his name as 'Lang', after the director Fritz Lang. See more »

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Follows Dr. M schlägt zu (1972) See more »

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Symphonie in B
Music by Paul Hindemith
Performed by Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
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Just hopeless...
21 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Good idea for a moody futuristic thriller, nice art direction and location photage of Berlin cannot help this european movie mess. Famous french director Chabrol is at a loss with german actors speaking english and lovely Jennifer Beals given no direction at all. It all seems totally unrehearsed one-take filming. Bad sound and lighting do not help. A chance to make an atmospheric Blade Runneresque thriller went down the E.U. drain. A dull waste with interesting ideas worth a remake.


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