The Hands of Orlac

March 17, 2015 at 1:14 am (7 Heads, Hands of Orlac) (, , , , )

The Hands of Orlac – 1924 – Austria

Orlac is a pianist whose hands are irreparably mangled in a train accident. To heal Orlac, a surgeon transplants the hands of Vasseur, an executed murderer. Orlac is disturbed when he learns of the surgery. His wedding ring does not fit. His handwriting is changed. He plays piano poorly. And worst of all, he is overcome with murderous impulses.

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