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 (CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, EVERYONE ELSE)
Udo Kier (DOWNSIZING, MELANCHOLIA, BLADE, )
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 one the all-time classics of film history: Fritz Lang's thriller “M” from 1931.
Vienna in the dead of winter. An annoyed mother sends her small 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.
And the city seems filled with suspects: criminals, foreigners, the socially disadvantaged, the teacher, who acts suspiciously. Even the parents are fair game for speculation. More and more children are disappearing and after a while, their bodies start turning up. The tabloids are descending on the story like vultures. The police struggle with a series of defeats.
It is, first and foremost, a political problem. And, at the same time, a long-awaited opportunity for the ambitious and populist Minister of the Interior. Surveillance cameras installed on every corner, demands for the death penalty for the perpetrator. The criminal underworld steps in. The child murderer has to be found so they can continue with their usual dirty business, unhindered.
A witch hunt begins. A city hunts a killer.