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M - eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Fritz Lang / DEUZE, 1931 / 108 min.

This expressionist classic, Fritz Lang’s first sound film, tells the story of the psychopathic child murderer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre).

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Beckert, prowling in the shadows of the city, somehow evades getting caught. In the end he falls into the hands of professional criminals. They are worried about their own business now that the police are heavily patrolling the streets.

Fritz Lang did not portray the murderer as a despicable monster, but as a human being and a victim of society. The film was highly controversial in Germany as it was based on true events. In the late 1920s, a savage serial killer known as the ‘Vampire of Düsseldorf’ struck terror in Düsseldorf.

Screened in 35mm.

Details

Director

Fritz Lang

Production year

1931

Country

DEUZE

Original title

M - eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder

Length

108 min.

Language

German

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

Film Noir

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