Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Retro: The Criterion Collection Film Series Presents

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  • Fri, Jun 21
    • 7:10pm - Cinema Two
  • Sat, Jun 22
    • 12:50pm - Cinema One
  • Thu, Jun 27
    • 9:10pm - Cinema Two
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A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen tells us that a young girl will be killed. “Who Is the Murderer?” pleads a nearby placard as serial killer Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre) closes in on little Elsie Beckmann. In his harrowing masterwork “M,” Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller.

In German with English subtitles.