Cardillac (1969)

Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Both color and black-and-white photography are used to tell the tale of a jeweler who becomes obsessed with his creations. Cardillac (Hans Christian Bach) is a craftsman and goldsmith who sells the products of his craft then becomes obsessed with reacquiring them. A devoted father to his daughter Madelon (Catana Cayetano), Cardillac will even kill to get the precious jewelry back into his hands. As he sinks into irreversible insanity, he constructs a homemade electric chair and contemplates suicide.

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insanity, jeweler, killing, maniac, obsession, suicide, suicide-attempt