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Dr. M

R 1990 1h 52m Sci-Fi List
Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Mass suicides occur when a madman (Alan Bates) uses a model (Jennifer Beals) to broadcast subliminal messages somewhere in future Berlin. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Nov 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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cj d Some reality in this movie's plot which kept me interested. Via television hypnosis people are lulled into a depression, the most susceptible programmed to go on holiday to the Theratos resort where individual mind control is completed, and on return to Berlin they are triggered by the channel Mater Media into committing suicide. With mass suicide throughout the city an investigating cop soon enough crosses paths with the unwitting woman whose image is used to brainwash the masses and they end the mass-madness in typical romantic couple togetherness. Reviews will no doubt focus on the exoteric negatives such as audio which at worst seems badly dubbed like some Spaghetti Western if thankfully for only a couple of scenes, the baffling mix of English spoken while set in Berlin featuring European and American actors while directed by Frenchman Claude Chabrol, and a catastrophically written and produced second act at the Theratos resort which destroyed plausible plot credibility created in the first. Where this movie shines is in its accurate portrayal of the esoteric, the likes of the fictional Mater Media for the factual representation of MM or 33 for freemasonry in our own society. Those with mushy malleable minds will find the mass suicides of Dr M's Berlin almost cartoon comical however when one understands media monopoly, satanic ritual abuse aka mkultra, hoaxes and false flags that are part of our daily lives, then this movie is a very plausible representation of real mass delusions that have caused far more order, destruction and chaos than the suicides in Chabrol's allegory. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Derjer B Great movie when you understand society and how media works; most don't and so the movie for the majority is just a lower budget B. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/16/19 Full Review Audience Member I guess this is a meditation on suicide and whether life is worth living - the gimmick is that people are brainwashed into committing suicide - French director, German actors, everyone speaks English - kind of a mess Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Mass suicides occur when a madman (Alan Bates) uses a model (Jennifer Beals) to broadcast subliminal messages somewhere in future Berlin.
Director
Claude Chabrol
Production Co
Italian International Film
Rating
R
Genre
Sci-Fi
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 52m