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Another masterpiece from Murnau,
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Another masterpiece from Murnau. Taken from a book by Gerhart Hauptmann, the script could be from one of the tales from E.T.A.Hoffmann. One simple and romantic man falls in love, obsession and madness after a random and accidental encounter with a young girl. He can't escape from his ideal images created in his brain. He tries, but he can't. With Alfred Abel, Lya De Putti and Lil Dagover, amongst others. Veronika is the ideal girl for Lorenz, like Esmeralda was for the Hunchback. But the destiny has the last word. If the final word from destiny is right or wrong depends on our own interpretation. Like in the real life.