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M

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M

1931 / 99min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG

CAST: PETER LORRE, ELLEN WIDMANN, INGE LANDGUT

Selected by Mr. Kim as part of Staff Picks: Kim's Video, a series made up of film selections and introductions by Mr. Kim and a number of former Kim's store clerks. Staff Picks will continue throughout 2022, each month featuring selections that celebrate the small and specialty video stores, independent theatres, and community hubs where passionate film lovers gather.

Lang’s first sound film, the breakout starring role for Peter Lorre, and one of the undisputed masterpieces of prewar German cinema, in M the story of Lorre’s at-large child murderer—his bloody outings accompanied by the whistled leitmotif “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” dubbed in by Lang himself—is only one element in a larger social tapestry, a portrait of Weimar-era Berlin in which criminal behavior is discovered at every echelon, and cops and crooks are shown as mirror images of one another.