M - Fritz Lang (1931)

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I'll have my copy of David Thomson's "Have You Seen...?" on the table. It's quite colourful: the cover is blue, green, and orange, so it's hard to miss.

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This film is available to stream for free on www.kanopy.com, all you need is a library card.

What Criterion has to say about the film:

A simple, haunting musical phrase whistled offscreen 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.