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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...

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Directed by

Fritz Lang

Written by

Fritz Lang (Screenplay)
Thea von Harbou (Screenplay)
Egon Jacobson (Writer)

Runtime

117 minutes

Country

Germany

Language

German

Tagline

Who is the murderer?

Cast

Keywords

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

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Lists

#79 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#53 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#212 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#86 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss