Conrad Veidt — My Life

Mark Rappaport

IndieLisboa 2020 •

United States, France, Documentary, 2019, 60′

Rappaport’s new fictional autobiography (The Double Life of Paul Henreid; Chris Olsen – The Boy Who Cried, IndieLisboa 2018) is about the German actor Conrad Veidt. When we think of Veidt, the first image that comes to mind is of the somnambulist Cesare, in Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920). However, Veidt had a career until the end of silent film and in the talkies he tried to free himself from the stereotype of the German villain.