August 22nd, 2014 03:50 a.m.

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Germany 1931, 99 min, Digital, Dir: Fritz Lang
German with English subtitles

Lang’s first sound film was based on the real life manhunt for the Düsseldorf child-murderer (an extraordinary performance by Peter Lorre). A radical, analytical film that entertains many of Lang’s fascinations: innovative use of sound; the detail of police procedure; the parallels drawn between organised police behaviour and the underworld ... a construction which carries Lang’s own view of the arbitrariness of the Law. A subversive film, or more simply a movie brimming over with the ferment of Lang’s imagination at its height? You choose. (Time Out)

“Riveting and frighteningly contemporary... cinematically dazzling. Lorre’s performance is unforgettable.” (Leonard Maltin)

Rating: Parental Guidance (PG)
Screenings:
  • Friday July 12, 2013 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday July 13, 2013 at 9:15PM
  • Sunday July 14, 2013 at 2:00PM
  • Sunday July 14, 2013 at 7:00PM
  • Monday July 15, 2013 at 9:15PM
  • Wednesday July 17, 2013 at 7:00PM
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