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Fritz Lang (2016)

Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.

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Gordian Maugg

Writers:

Gordian Maugg (screenplay), Alexander Häusser (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heino Ferch ... Fritz Lang
Thomas Thieme Thomas Thieme ... Ernst Gennat
Samuel Finzi ... Peter Kürten
Johanna Gastdorf ... Thea von Harbou
Lisa Friederich Lisa Friederich ... Lisa Lang / Anna Cohn (as Lisa Charlotte Friedrich)
Michael Mendl ... Anton Lang
Jens Kipper Jens Kipper ... Kriminalassistent Müller
Philipp Baltus ... Seymour Nebenzal
Maximilian von Pufendorf Maximilian von Pufendorf ... Fritz Lang jung (as Max von Pufendorf)
Lena Münchow Lena Münchow ... Thea von Harbou jung
Rainer Galke Rainer Galke ... Ernst Gennat jung
Winfried Küppers Winfried Küppers ... Gefängnisdirektor Strassmann
Alexander Häusser Alexander Häusser ... Dr. Sioli
Alice Gruia ... Maria Hahn
Sabine Karpa Sabine Karpa ... Filmjournalistin
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Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 April 2016 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Fritz Lang - Der andere in uns See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,538
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Belle Epoque Films See more »
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Strange biopic
18 January 2017 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Spiked with actual footage from Fritz Langs "M". For a German movie this is pretty neatly done and you have quite a few crazy ideas thrown in there. I haven't read anything about Langs personal life but the movie tries to rebuild things that may have happened around the time he did "M". I don't know how close to the truth (actual events) this stays, but you could imagine things happening like they are depicted.

Of course "reality" and fiction do collide or at merge together and the movie is also shot in black and white. A mixture of making of and biopic this is not afraid to show nudity, sexual situations (and violence) and craziness overall. Tough to kind of like anyone, but that is not what the movie is aiming for


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