V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

M

V' 12

M

Fritz Lang
D, 1931
110min, OF

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M

Fritz Lang
D, 1931
, 110min, OF

Actors: 
Peter Lorre
Ellen Widmann
Inge Landgut
Gustaf Gründgens
Friedrich Gnass
Fritz Odemar
Paul Kemp
Theo Lingen
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur
Franz Stein
Otto Wernicke
Theodor Loos
Georg John
Rudolf Blümner
Karl Platen
Gerhard Bienert
Rosa Valetti
Hertha von Walther
Josef Almas
Carl Balhaus
Hans Behal
Josef Dahmen
Hugo Döblin
J.A. Eckhoff
Else Ehser
Karl Elzer
Erwin Faber
Ilse Fürstenberg
Heinrich Gotho
Heinrich Gretler
Günther Hadank
Robert Hartberg
Ernst Paul Hempel
Oskar Höcker
Albert Hörrmann
Albert Karchow
Maja Norden
Edgar Pauly
Klaus Pohl
Franz Polland
Paul Rehkopf
Hans Ritter
Max Sablotzki
Wolf Trutz
Screenplay: 
Thea von Harbou
Fritz Lang
Camera: 
Fritz Arno Wagner
Editor: 
Paul Falkenberg
Composer: 
Motiv aus Peer Gynt von Edward Grieg
gepfiffen von Fritz Lang
Decoration: 
Emil Hasler
Karl Vollbrecht

Production: 
Nero-Film AG, Vereinigte Star-Film GmbH, Berlin
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

M is Lang's first sound film, although he had directed more than a dozen films previously. It was written by Lang and his then-wife Thea von Harbou. The movie is often cited as Fritz Lang's best film, although the idea of a movie about a child murderer can be perceived as distasteful.

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