Secrets of a Soul

Directed by G. W. Pabst

Year: 1926
Running Time: 75
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Genres: Silent
Shop Home Video

Secrets of a Soul

Crew
Directed by G. W. Pabst


A Psychoanalytic Thriller
Restored by the Munich Film Museum
and the F.W. Murnau Foundation

In the 1920s, film studios around the world sought to capitalize on the public's curiosity about the newborn science of psychoanalysis. In 1925,
Hans Neumann (of Ufa's Kulturfilm office) contacted members of Sigmund Freud's inner circle with a plan to make a dramatic film that explores the mystifying process of the interpretation of dreams. With the help of noted psychologists Karl Abraham and Hanns Sachs, and under the direction of G.W. Pabst (Pandora's Box), SECRETS OF A SOUL was completed.

Werner Krauss, who had played the deranged Dr. Caligari six years earlier, stars as a scientist who is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife. Driven to the brink of madness by fantastic nightmares (designed by Ernö Metzner and photographed by Guido Seeber in a brilliant mix of expressionism and surrealism), he encounters a psychoanalyst who offers to treat the perplexing malady.

Includes illustrated film notes detailing the controversies surrounding the project

SECRETS OF A SOUL
(Geheimnisse einer Seele)
Germany 1926 B&W 75 Min.
Directed by G.W. Pabst
Produced by Hans Neumann
Screenplay by Karl Abraham,
Hans Neumann, Colin Ross, Hanns Sachs
Photographed by Robert Lach,
Curt Oertel, Guido Seeber
Music by Ekkehard Wölk
With Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher,
Pavel Pavlov, Jack Trevor

Licensed by Transit Film and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung

© 1996 Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Renewed by notice of intent to enforce a copyright
under the Uraguay Round Agreements Act
English intertitles, film notes © 2008 Kino International Corp.

Interested in bringing Secrets of a Soul to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Secrets of a Soul may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 4:12pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming April 7th! From the acclaimed director of Destry Rides Again, The Ghost Breakers, The Blue Dahlia & Pillars of…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:37pm
RT' @FilmForumNYC': BEANPOLE opens this Wednesday, 1/29.' https://t.co/TGm1tqM2xR'' https://t.co/OS0cncn73F'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "Kantemir Balagov depicts pain in blunt terms, but he traces the aftershocks of coping and collapse with delicate subtl…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @lecinemaclub': “I learned that despite all the hardships and devastation, they were surrounded by bright colors every day.” Read Kantemi…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:34pm
RT' @kmendoncafilho': #Bacurau in Sundance. A rather special goody from' @kinolorber'' https://t.co/vBiIJjvkNu'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 12:01pm
"A key early work for both William Wyler and screenwriter Preston Sturges gets a fantastic new transfer from Kino L…' https://t.co/CeSV5seCC4'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:26am
Reserve your tickets by 2/3 for our nationwide screenings of' @AfterParkland' and Day of Conversation on 2/12:…' https://t.co/4nKWbPJFxk'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:39pm
Watch a teaser for Pietro Marcello's MARTIN EDEN, based on the Jack London classic and starring Luca Marinelli in a…' https://t.co/0C1HGuxtoT'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:31pm
RT' @Jeremyrcarr': Preparing for' @BeNaturalMovie' on the big screen tomorrow at' @AlamoPhoenix' by revisiting the work of Alice Guy-Blaché today…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 26 2020 at 7:30pm
RT' @TrailersFromHel': In a brand-new' @CineSavant' piece,' @charliehillart6' reviews the new' @KinoLorber' Blu-ray release of “The Oscar,” starrin…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com