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M

Lang’s first sound film is a rare example of early sound cinema that was inventive and experimental with the new medium, not the usual camera-tied reworking of music hall and theatre. Based on the true story of a manhunt for the Dusseldorf child-murderer, M represents the brilliance of Weimar cinema – the chiaroscuro lighting and dark tales that would so influence Film Noir, the fine actors and directors who would soon flee Hitler.

“A subversive film, or more simply a movie brimming over with the ferment of Lang’s imagination at its height? You choose” Time Out March 2000