'M' (TEFC)

Germany, 1931

Film
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A classic German Expressionistic film, Peter Lorre in his greatest role portrays a psychotic child molester - a pathetic vagabond figure, who experiences a frenzy at the sight of tender young school girls, and try as he may, is unable to control the fervour of his criminal inclinations. The police disregard his letters of confession to them as the work of a lunatic. Rated: M

Credits

director

Fritz Lang

producer

Seymour Nebenzal

production company

Nero-Film

Duration

01:29:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

31973

Languages

English

German

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Expressionism in motion pictures

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Crime films

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Crime

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Germany

Foreign language films

Horror

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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