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Definitely not one of my favorite expressionist films that I’ve seen thus far. In my opinion, it wasn’t as polished as the others, and for some reason I didn’t get into the storyline that easily. Also, I think I got a copy without original score, which threw me off completely - the music didn’t go along with the tone of the films itself, and there were awkward periods of silence when one composition changed to another. But I did enjoy the story as a whole, and the different camera angles and techniques that Wegener and Boese utilized. I equally enjoyed the references to Jewish customs, traditions, and myths; I’m not too familiar with them to begin with, so it made the film entertaining and interesting.