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M (Fritz Lang version)


Wednesday, July 22

(1931, Fritz Lang) Both polizei and unterwelt (that is, cops and crooks) start separate manhunts for a child-molesting murderer (based on the real-life Düsseldorf murderer Peter Kürten), in the cinema’s first serial killer story and still perhaps the most terrifying. Erstwhile Brecht regular Peter Lorre became world-famous overnight as the squealing, helpless murderer. The title derives from the shoulder chalk mark tagging Lorre as Mörder. Approx. 99 min. 4K DCP.