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M (1931)

Director: Fritz Lang Cinematographer: Fritz Arno Wagner

Fritz Lang’s first talkie, which was shot in just six weeks, is set in 1930’s Berlin and revolves around the actions of a serial killer (Peter Lorre), who preys on children. As mass hysteria mounts among the public, a manhunt begins, conducted by both the police and the criminal underworld. Propelled by Lorre’s career best performance (that caused an international sensation) and the fresh use of shadowy imagery and sound, M is both a high point in German expressionism and a huge influence on what would later be called film noir. It’s a visionary masterpiece that even ninety years on still has the power to astound first time viewers.

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Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Seymour Nebenzal
Screenplay by Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou
Cinematography Fritz Arno Wagner
Edited by Paul Falkenberg
Running time 111 minutes
Country Germany
Language German