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