M - A City Hunts a Murderer
|Title:||M - A City Hunts a Murderer|
|Original title:||M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder|
|Format:||6 x one hour, HD|
Moritz Bleibtreu (KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, SHADES OF GUILT)
Lars Eidinger (PROXIMA, NEVER LOOK AWAY)
Udo Kier (DOWNSIZING, MELANCHOLIA, BLADE, THE PAINTED BIRD)
Verena Altenberger (COLD HELL)
Sophie Rois (ENEMY AT THE GATES, THREE)
|Directed by:||David Schalko (BRAUNSCHLAG, OLD MONEY)|
|Produced by:||A Superfilm production by John Lueftner and David Schalko for ORF and TV NOW|
M - A City Hunts a MurdererThe contemporary reimagination of the all-time movie classic, Fritz Lang's 1931 thriller “M”, revolves around a series of child murders and how they impact the various layers of urban society.
Directed by David Schalko (OLD MONEY, BRAUNSCHLAG)
Starring Udo Kier (MELANCHOLIA, BLADE), Moritz Bleibtreu (THE TYPIST), Lars Eidinger (BABYLON BERLIN) and Verena Altenberger (COLD HELL)
Vienna in the dead of winter. An annoyed mother sends her little daughter back to the playground to retrieve a forgotten jacket. A whistling behind the curtain of snow. The little girl follows the lure and vanishes without a trace. A child murderer is afoot.
The police are helpless and speeding at idle speed. The Minister of the Interior exploits the incidents politically for his own purposes. The yellow press is instigating and the people get more and more nervous - the city seems full of suspects.
More and more children disappear and as the dead bodies appear in the melting snow the situation escalates. The only focus is on finding the killer. “M” becomes a public case.
Total surveillance, fake news, agitation in the net. Arbitrary arrests. The criminal underworld is made to look like fools which they don't put up with, though. They actually do the work of the police and search for the murderer.