Berlin – A City Called Home
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke
Germany, 1930, 111', DCP, siyah-beyaz
German with Turkish subtitles
A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled off-screen 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.