Secrets of a Soul
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Secrets of a Soul
With a brilliant tip of the hat to Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, German filmmaker G.W. Pabst offers Secrets of a Soul, a convoluted tale of a chemistry professor (Caligari's Werner Krauss) haunted by inexplicable resentments. The professor doesn't really dislike his wife's cousin, who is returning after several years in India: why, then do thoughts of murder keep entering his head? The dream sequences--to which Pabst gave credence by hiring two of Freud's assistants as consultants--elaborate upon existing Freudian symbolism to the bursting point. Pabst had always been fascinated by… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Happy hour at Sigmund's"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It's one of the first films to cover Freudian territory."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hey, Pabst! Blue ribbon!"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
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