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Directed by Fritz Lang

Synopsis

Fritz Lang's classic story of a child murderer brought to justice is now available in a brand-new 2k DCP restoration. Peter Lorre stars as Hans Beckert, a recently released asylum inmate with a compulsion to kill little girls. In an attempt to capture the killer, the police pressure the city's criminal underworld, which in turn endeavors to find the killer themselves. Using a network of prostitutes, pickpockets and thugs, the criminals close in on Beckert and put him on trial in their own court.

Restored by TLEFilms Film Restoration & Preservation Services (Berlin)
In association with Archives francaises du film - CNC (Paris) and PostFactory GmbH (Berlin)

Film Info

Release Year: 1931
Running Time: 111
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles

Fritz Lang's classic story of a child murderer brought to justice is now available in a brand-new 2k DCP restoration. Peter Lorre stars as Hans Beckert, a recently released asylum inmate with a compulsion to kill little girls. In an attempt to capture the killer, the police pressure the city's criminal underworld, which in turn endeavors to find the killer themselves. Using a network of prostitutes, pickpockets and thugs, the criminals close in on Beckert and put him on trial in their own court.

Restored by TLEFilms Film Restoration & Preservation Services (Berlin)
In association with Archives francaises du film - CNC (Paris) and PostFactory GmbH (Berlin)

Cast

    Peter Lorre

Crew

  • Directed by Fritz Lang

Reviews

"Riveting and frighteningly contemporary... cinematically dazzling. Lorre's performance is unforgettable."
Leonard Maltin

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