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germany berlin, germany child murder detective inspector investigation psychopath organized crime black and white criminal child killer pre-code psycho expressionism german expressionism


Release Date: May 11, 1931

Year    :   1931
Slogan    :   «Who is the murderer?»
Genres    :   Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime
Production Companies    :   Nero-Film AG
Director    :   Fritz Lang
Producers    :   Seymour Nebenzal, Ernst Wolff
Writers    :   Fritz Lang, Thea von Harbou, Egon Jacobson
RunTime    :   109 mins.

In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert, a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.

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