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M

Title: 
M
Year: 
1931
Film Format: 
dvd
Director: 
Lang Fritz
Language: 
German
Country: 
Germany
Genre: 
Classic Horror
Actors: 
Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Gustav Grundgens, Theodor Loos
Film Reviews: 

M is also a masterpiece structured with the kind of perfection that calls to mind both poetry and architecture and that makes even his disciples classics (Hitchcock-Psycho, Tourner-Leopard Man, Powell-Peeping Tom) seem minor by comparison...Building its story on visual rhymes that are carried by dialogue that periodically turns into off screen narration, and fusing the two great traditions of silent film-montage/editing and camera movement/mise en scene- this astonishing movie represents an unsurpassed grand synthesis of storytelling..[Johnathan Rosenbaum, Essential Cinema, John Hopkins University Press, 2004]

Synopsis: Lang's first
sound film was based on the real-life manhunt for the Düsseldorf
child-murderer.