On March 24, 1926, Secrets of a Soul was released in Berlin - a psychoanalytic film directed by W Pabst and supervised by Karl Abraham and Hans Sachs. It is the first film to take psychoanalysis as the theme. Produced under the supervision of Karl Abraham and Hans Sachs, the film did not have Sigmund Freud’s approval as he had serious doubts as to the possibility of transmitting the rigour of his theory by means of the cinema. More than eighty years after its release, Secrets of a Soul is now seen as a cinematographic success where Abraham’s illusions that the Freudian theory be made known through popular diffusion, is obtained at the cost of an inevitable banalization. Pabst however, shows special talent in making more out of merely filming the case as Abraham and Sachs proposed – what is not explained or analyzed by the psychologist, is suggested by the images, to the point of instilling a subtle irony concerning the results of the therapy itself.