Director Ingmar Bergman explores the horrors of 1920s Germany and creates a hell on earth. This psychological thriller casts a hypnotic spell of evil with a power few other directors could match. Out-of-work trapeze artist, Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine), finds the only way to navigate the surreal circus that is 1923 Berlin is to stay drunk. But even through his stupor, he can see the thread of a frightening mystery - everyone he knows, even his most distant acquaintances, is dying violently. Can he survive... or will his mind and soul completely unravel?