“The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” is a German film directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1933. The movie is a sequel to Lang’s earlier work, “Dr. Mabuse the Gambler,” and it follows the story of a criminal mastermind named Dr. Mabuse who has been institutionalized in an insane asylum.
At the beginning of the film, a group of criminals begins to carry out a series of bizarre crimes that seem to be inspired by Dr. Mabuse’s writings. The police are at a loss to explain the crimes, and it is suggested that Dr. Mabuse may be communicating with the criminals from his asylum.
Meanwhile, a new criminal mastermind, known only as “The Great Unknown,” emerges and begins to carry out his own elaborate schemes. The police begin to suspect that The Great Unknown is somehow connected to Dr. Mabuse and his writings.
As the film progresses, it becomes clear that Dr. Mabuse is indeed communicating with the criminals and that he is behind many of the crimes. He has been using his writings to control and manipulate them from his cell.
In the end, the police manage to capture Dr. Mabuse, but not before he has caused chaos and destruction throughout the city. The film ends with a warning that the forces of evil are still at work and that the struggle between good and evil will continue.
Norbert Jacques, Fritz Lang, René Sti
Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Otto Wernicke, Thomy Bourdelle