How Fritz Lang Trolled the Nazis

In 1933, legendary director Fritz Lang made The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, a film criticizing the Nazis just as they were coming to power. In this video essay Cinema Tyler discusses the unexpected repercussions of the film—instead of the slap on the wrist he was expecting, Lang was offered a position at the head of the German film industry.

 

 

 


Criterion Collection


German Expressionism


Fritz Lang