A vigilante group forms in the streets of a German city to search for a child murderer before he strikes again. A classic masterpiece that’s interesting and relevant to this day. Striking German Expressionist imagery throughout, harsh black and white cinematography. Suspenseful storytelling. A philosophical view on justice and law, a great social criticism piece. Mind-blowing and unforgettable performance by lead Peter Lorre as serial killer Hans Beckert.
Stated by director Lang as his finest work.
It is his first “sound” film and beside dialogue, the film includes a memorable soundtrack, including a leitmotif of Grieg’s “In The Hall of the Mountain King”.
M Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut