Die Mörder sind unter uns (The Murderers Are Among Us)(1946)

Whilst somewhat uneven – at times compelling, at others somewhat forced – this is an interesting film. The ending feels a bit like a soviet propaganda piece (down to the Germans bringing justice to the dead Poles), but there is something heartfelt in…(read more) the way the film portrays the agony of war-torn Germany. The two leads are especially fascinating in this regard, for different reasons – her serenity and his clear torment. Further adding to the magic of this movie is the way that unusual shots, angles, framing and cuts are interspersed in an otherwise standard film. A clear classic of German cinema.

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~ by Doug Newdick on November 3, 2007.

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