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Germany 1931. Dir: Fritz Lang. 111 min. DCP

NEW RESTORATION!Fritz Lang’s first sound film is one of the great masterpieces of German cinema. Peter Lorre, extraordinary, gives a career-making performance as a compulsive child killer stalking the panic-stricken streets of a large city. When the police prove unable to stop him, the city’s criminal underworld sets out to hunt him down. Based on a famous case in Düsseldorf, Lang’s dark, brooding film brilliantly combines documentary realism with atmospheric Expressionism, and paints a harrowing portrait of troubled German society in the period immediately before Hitler.

 

REVIEWS

"'M' stands for masterpiece ... Whether you're seeing it for the first time or revisiting an old favorite, Fritz Lang's M in its new digital restoration should not be missed."

LA Times | full review

"Demands awe."

Time Out | full review

"An impeccable film – a model of psychological suspense and a stunning display of Lang's power and skill."

San Francisco Chronicle | full review

"Put simply, without M to show the way, there might have been no subsequent films in which a hidden killer unmasks the ills of the society around him."

Little White Lies | full review