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Made two years before Hitler came to power, Fritz Lang’s first sound film is a great psychological thriller, a trenchant treatise on crime and justice, and a vivid portrait of the rapidly disintegrating Weimar Republic.

Peter Lorre shot to stardom as the compulsive child murderer who is hunted down not only by a desperate, frustrated police force, but – rather more ruthlessly – by Berlin’s criminal underworld.

This new restoration is released by the BFI to mark the 50th anniversary of Peter Lorre’s death.

Certificate: PG  Distributor: BFI Distribution

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens

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