"The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari" (or "Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari" in German
) tells the story of an asylum
director (Werner Krauss
) who may or may not be a legendary man, Doctor Caligari. Doctor Caligari would travel from town to town with a somnambulist
named Cesare (Conrad Veidt
), who would tell your fortune. Alan (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
), who is a friend of the hero, Francis (Friedrich Fehér
), asks Cesare how long he has left to live when the alleged Caligari and Cesare come to a town fair. He is told that he will die at the stroke of dawn. The prophecy comes true, and Francis finds out the next morning that Alan was murdered. He eventually discovers that the town's asylum director is Caligari... however, we discover that the narrator himself is in the aforementioned asylum, and we can not be sure how much of the story was told accurately and how much was invented by Francis.