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  • Dir: Fritz Lang

  • Germany, 1931, 112min, DCP

  • Cast: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut

Suspense mingled with horror in this classic masterpiece by Fritz Lang, co-written with his then wife, Thea von Harbou, dominated by the onscreen presence of Peter Lorre in his breakout role as the tortured serial killer –”Who knows what it is to be like me?”. An iconic work and a prototype of crime films, here it is the criminal underworld who take charge as investigators and judge when police pursuit of a child-killer disrupts their crimes. A chilling, upside-down world of justice that feels eerily prescient in 1930s Germany.

1995 #1 in German Federation of Cinémathèques’ 100 Most Significant German Films

17.6.2018 (SUN): Post-screening seminar with Li Cheuk-to and Kiki Fung
Free Admission. Conducted in Cantonese

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

3. While it is the HKIFF’s policy to secure the best possible print of the original version for all its screenings, HKIFF will appreciate its patrons’ understanding on occasions when less than perfect screening copies are screened.