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The Man Who Cheated Life (The Student of Prague)

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Original title
Student von Prag (The Student of Prague) (The Man Who Cheated Life)aka
  • The Man Who Cheated Life
Running time
88 min.
Germany Germany
Henrik Galeen, Hanns Heinz Ewers
(Restored version: Willy Schmidt-Gentner) (Silent movie)
Günther Krampf, Erich Nitzschmann (B&W)
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Sokal-Film GmbH
Drama. Horror | Silent Film. German Expressionism. Remake
Synopsis / Plot
For Balduin, going out to beer parties with his fellow students and fighting out disputes at the tip of the sword have lost their charms. He wants to find love; but how would he, a penniless student, ever dare looking up to any woman worth of loving? Absorbed in his dreary thoughts and indifferent to the advances of Lyduschka, Balduin is unexpectedly offered a fortune by the mysterious money-lender Scapinelli - but on a strange condition...
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