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Destroying the doppelganger

by Kate Fortmueller

The Student of Prague draws on many Expressionist themes and visual elements (such as doubling). In this sequence Balduin (Conrad Veidt) figures out how to destroy his evil double, but he ends up killing himself in the process.

The Student of Prague (1926) - Balduin confronts his own reflection

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In this sequence Balduin attempts to destroy his trouble-making reflection.

from The Student of Prague (1926)
Creator: Henrik Galeen
Distributor: Alpha Video
Posted by Kate Fortmueller