Very strange German silent about a Baron jealous of the attention his wife is getting from party guests. A traveling entertainer gives them all a glimpse of a possible future if they don’t knock it off. There’s a multiple use of shadows in the whole movie. It even starts with a long opening introducing the actors in costume and all casting shadows.
The couple tosses a dinner party in their 19th century manor house. She loves to flirt and the four male guests don’t mind a bit. Her husband is getting edgy. Also attending are a string trio and a traveling entertainer who puts on shadow plays.
There’s one scene that looks like three of the guests are really fooling around with her. It’s all in the shadows. In another the Baron sees via shadow one male hand reaching for his wife’s hand under the table. The Baron is really running out of patience.
Now the shadow player shows up. It’s lucky for all concerned that he did. He starts his display and everyone’s shadow gets absorbed into their bodies. Now they learn what all their flirting will get them from the jealous husband. Are they all under a mass hallucination?
Worth watching just for the weirdness.