Saturday, December 15, 2007
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
"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." The Criterion Collection
(See also this essay by Stanley Kauffmann)
M was released in Germany in 1931.
The film is in public domain and available at Internet Archive. MPEG4 (266 MB) MPEG1 (856 MB) MPEG2 (3.6 GB)
Clicca qui per vedere M - il Mostro di Düsseldorf (in italiano).