Film - Feature | March 8 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dr. Mabuse (Delphine Seyrig), the president of a multinational press conglomerate, has an unscrupulous plan for the companys business expansion: to create and control a human being. Dorian Gray: young, wealthy, handsome. We shall construct him, corrupt him, and destroy him. Roswitha Mueller wrote, Ottingers ironic references to the world of [Fritz Langs] Dr. Mabuse align past with modern apprehensions about the function of the media, at the same time as they call into question the myth of total manipulation. This is the last film in Ottingers Berlin trilogy, following Ticket of No Return and Freak Orlando.