Life Is a Dream (1917 film)

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Life Is a Dream
Directed by Robert Wiene
Produced by Oskar Messter
Written by Richard Wurmfeld
Robert Wiene
Starring Emil Jannings
Bruno Decarli
Maria Fein
Distributed by Hansa Film
Release date
  • February 1917 (1917-02)
Country German Empire
Language Silent
German intertitles

Life Is a Dream (German: Das Leben ein Traum) is a 1917 German silent drama film directed by Robert Wiene and starring Emil Jannings, Bruno Decarli and Maria Fein. A young aristocrat meets a man and marries him, but soon discovers he is a monster. After his death she grows increasingly mad, until a revolutionary new cure is attempted which makes her believe that the whole episode was simply a dream.[1]



  1. ^ Jung & Schatzberg p.37


  • Jung, Uli & Schatzberg, Walter. Beyond Caligari: The Films of Robert Wiene. Berghahn Books, 1999.

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