The film was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was the director's first sound film. The film revolves around the actions of a serial killer of children and the manhunt for him, conducted by both the police and the criminal underworld. Now considered a classic, the film was deemed by Lang to be his magnum opus.
Peter Straughan's kaleidoscopic adaptation of Fritz Lang and wife, Thea von Harbou's cinema classic, exploits the emphasis Lang placed on sound in his first steps beyond the silent movie era. This drama won the Prix Italia for Adapted Drama in 2004. Description: t's 1930. Berlin is gripped with fear as a murderer preys on the city's children against a backdrop of political turbulence and rising criminality.
Fritz Lang M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder. Keywords: Aggression Narration. Relevant passages: Michael Wetzel Acousmêtrie - On the Relationship between Voice and Image in the Films of Chris Marker. Lang depicts the German Weimar Republic in haunting scenes ending with a moving monolog of the murderer.
Director: Fritz Lang Writers: Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang Release Date: August 31, 1931 Genre: Crime Thriller Synopsis This. Fritz Lang: M - Il mostro di Düsseldorf (1931).
Keywords: Widmann Gnaß Lang Odemar Gründgens Landgut le maudit (1931) Wernicke Kemp Lorre Blümner Lingen Loos ( (M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder).
Thea Gabriele von Harbou (27 December 1888 – 1 July 1954) was a German screenwriter, novelist, film director, and actress. She is especially known as the screenwriter of the science fiction film classic Metropolis and the story on which it was based. Harbou collaborated as a screenwriter with film director Fritz Lang, her husband, during the period of transition from silent to sound films.