M.

M.

Synopsis

A simple, haunting phrase whistled off-screen tells us that a young girl will be killed. "Who is the murderer?" pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

Technical Specs

Director: Fritz Lang
Year: 1931
Country: Germany
Language: German
Duration: 105 min
Colour: B/W
Alternate Title: M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder