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Secrets of A Soul

Thursday, June 13, 2003 – 7:30pm

GERMANY, 1926. Director: G.W. Pabst
A post-screening discussion with Dr. Endre Koritar

A remarkable Expressionist feature in which a professor (Werner Krauss) is driven into a state
of terror by strange intense nightmares accompanied by compulsive
thoughts of murdering his wife. Based on an actual patient treated (and
cured) by Sigmund Freud, and made with the collaboration of Freud’s
colleagues Karl Abraham and Hanns Sachs, “Secrets of a Soul” is the
first time in film that psychoanalysis was represented as a treatment
for mental illness.

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