Online shopping from a great selection at movies & tv store fritz lang's m dvd (1931), film noir masterpiece of german expressionism starring peter lorre, ellen widmann, inge landgut, gustaf grundgens, and friedrich gnass.
Fritz lang here, has simply created here a timeless masterpiece one that excels in its technical aspects and enlightens the audience on a topic that other films still have not yet to match m in i highly recommend this film for many obvious reasons and conclusions this film was created by one of the all time great directors in fritz lang. Friedrich christian anton fritz lang (december 5, 1890 – august 2, 1976) was an austrian-german-american filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor one of the best-known émigrés from germany's school of expressionism, he was dubbed the master of darkness by the british film institute.
M (german: m – eine stadt sucht einen mörder — m – a city searches for a murderer) is a 1931 german drama-thriller film directed by fritz lang and starring peter lorre the film was written by lang and his wife thea von harbou and was the director's first sound film. Fritz lang considered m to be the best film he’d directed, afterwards he moved to america and directed many westerns and noir films lang’s early career broke so much ground that by the end of it he seemed to be on autopilot.
Fritz lang, director: m - eine stadt sucht einen mörder fritz lang was born in vienna, austria, in 1890 his father managed a construction company his mother, pauline schlesinger, was jewish but converted to catholicism when lang was ten after high school, he enrolled briefly at the technische hochschule wien and then started to train as a painter. Add to these fritz lang's customary excellence at expressionistic camerawork, lighting, and symbolism, creating a claustrophobic nightmare from which the killer, his victims, and audience can't. M review – fritz lang's superb thriller fascinates 5 out of 5 stars paranoia and a feverish atmosphere surround the hunt for a child-killer in this re-release of the chilling 1931 drama,.
In his first sound film m, fritz lang's use of music as a plot device revolutionised sound in the cinema landscape.
Fritz lang's m is about a child murderer, hans beckert (peter lorre), and by the end of the film he's the least evil part of it instead of a simple suspense thriller, lang gives us a complex critique of society and its reaction to what it doesn't understand.