A Daughter Of Destiny

Synopsis: A scientist interested in the laws of heredity, impregnates a prostitute in a laboratory with the semen of a hanged murderer. The prostitute conceives a female child who has no concept of love, whom the professor adopts.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
108 min

At the beginning of the Middle Ages the

legend of the mandrake was born.

According to legend, a root

was transformed into a human being.

We have to go out at night to find the

root, when the clock strikes midnight.

You should place the stick into the ground

below the gallows.

The root of the mandrake, with its

strength and Magic brought fortune to men,

but misfortune and pain.

His Excellency, Professor

Jakob ten Brink was famous for his

ability to experiment with the

hereditary character of man.

During my studies, I have found the

legend of the mandrake, and now

I look at this old superstition


We know the wind carries

pollen from flower to flower...

without any will, without a

certain goal.

And thus was born in the laboratory

the animal laboratory. I wanted to

Is character

inherited from the parents or

just by chance?

I always say to my students:

We should overcome the road

open for experiments

Teacher's Voronoff. XXX.

Above all, we should pay attention

to the results. Because then we open

new possibilities for the

study of humanity.

Franz Braun, nephew of the teacher.

Wouldn't these men just mock you, uncle?

On the contrary! It would be the

biggest experiment of my life:

Creating a man in the laboratory.

A being with a hereditary character

that does not come influenced by

the parents.

The woman must be of the same qualities

as the land fertilized under the gallows,

the "mandrake" must come from

the dregs of society.

While the prison administration

got a man for the professor,

Franz Braun was looking for women for his

uncle needed to perfect the experiment.

Alraune, daughter of sin... from the

dark days of superstition.

Franz Baum his uncle was looking for the

ideal woman he needed for his experiment.

I am warning you. Forget that your

plan violates nature,

the finest of life...

The legend of the mandrake is

real! It will become a living being,

but it lacks the warmth of life, and

bears the cold of death inside.

I tell you, the legend of the mandrake is true. It is a living being that lacks

the warmth of life and bears the cold of death within itself. Be on guard...

consequences of your action...

Nature will have her revenge!

Alraune be educated at school

Convent of the Sacred-Heart.

I cannot do this to my parents!

I want to do everything you want.

On the bank of the Industry

and Credit.

Mom sends you greetings.

And the Mandrake?

The evolution of Mandrake.

24 October 1908 It is a success,

with the help of my nephew,

the creation of a Mandrake root.

He is a dreamer, I, by contrast,

am a man of science... I am

above prejudice.

According to legend, the mandrake

brings fortune and wealth. Today I have

selected a name:
Alraune ten Brink.

It is blasphemy... and you will

be punished.

Alraune disappears without a trace...

School of the Sacred Heart convent.

I want champagne!

At one stop, Alraune lies for the first

time to people from a traveling circus.

Aren't you afraid of a mouse?

After months of investigation,

Alraune ten Brink was found.

In the end, I knew I would succeed.

Alraune, doesn't it embarrass you?

I'm scared of you.

You used to be my nephew. We moved away

until your story was forgotten.

Enough of this visit by a gentleman.

Who do you think is your father?

I offend, Alraune.

If you knew where you came from!

And then presented in

high society.

Father, come here!

Surprisingly, father, we

seem so little alike.

Do I look more like my mother?

Yes... I think of your mother often.

What if she looks like her mother?

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Hanns Heinz Ewers

Hanns Heinz Ewers (3 November 1871 – 12 June 1943) was a German actor, poet, philosopher, and writer of short stories and novels. While he wrote on a wide range of subjects, he is now known mainly for his works of horror, particularly his trilogy of novels about the adventures of Frank Braun, a character modeled on himself. The best known of these is Alraune (1911). more…

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