• Dir: Fritz Lang

  • Germany, 1931, 112minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

Suspense mingled with horror in this classic masterpiece by Fritz Lang, co-written with his then wife, Thea von Harbou, dominated by the onscreen presence of Peter Lorre in his breakout role as the tortured serial killer –”Who knows what it is to be like me?”. An iconic work and a prototype of crime films, here it is the criminal underworld who take charge as investigators and judge when police pursuit of a child-killer disrupts their crimes. A chilling, upside-down world of justice that feels eerily prescient in 1930s Germany.

1995 #1 in German Federation of Cinémathèques’ 100 Most Significant German Films

17.6.2018 (SUN): Post-screening seminar with Li Cheuk-to and Kiki Fung
Free Admission. Conducted in Cantonese


In-theatre Screening


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