Stunning Stills From Weimar-era German Films

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Though it lasted under 15 years and prefaced Hitler’s rise to power, the Weimar Republic’s contribution to international cinema was enormous. From horror classics like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to the futurist dystopia of Metropolis, Germany’s filmmakers were among the leading creative forces in film between 1918 and 1933.

A proper tribute to the Golden Age of German film, Hans Helmut Prinzler’s new book Saints & Sinners collects lavishly laid-out black-and-white shots from classic Weimar films. Click through to preview some of its most beautiful images.

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

Image courtesy of Thames and Hudson

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