A small nude painting is shown in the background of several shots; it is hardly noticeable and out of focus.
The term whore is used once.
The murders are referred to as “sexual crimes” at one point in the film. The murders of the children, or what might have been done to them, is never discussed or shown in anyway beyond the aforementioned quote.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


This video is too famous, but it really didn’t feel special until the last five minutes. The characters are given exaggerated dramatic expressions. It is said that the focus of the thriller is not murder. It is more about the arrest of criminals in black and white, just like a farce. This is the first video I saw by German expressionist master Fritz lang. “Expressionism” is very powerful and avant-garde. Its film style has become a common technique in modern film art. Mao NAO is one of my favorite. I think he has done all his attempts on film expression during the silent film period.

M is the killer is great because it is the first film about serial abnormal killers in film history and the first audio film by Fritz Lang. The world’s first audio film was born in 1927. The sound effect of M produced in 1931 has been very good. In particular, the murderer hummed Grieg’s pilgent to lure and kill girls. Pilgent is the score written by Grieg for Ibsen’s poetic drama of the same name. It tells about a character who is morbidly addicted to fantasy and finally becomes a victim.

This must be a milestone at that time. However, with the passage of time, “first” will slowly become a symbol, an examination question, a quoted phrase, from a very meaningful body to a meaningful body. Before the last five minutes, you seem to be watching a souvenir that has been touched, imitated and taken many times by latecomers until the last five minutes, which makes me marvel, Declare that it will always stand in the forest of great works and will never fade.

“Original intention” is a very clever boy. He often finds that our understanding is not the same as the artist’s original intention. I don’t know whether they are deliberately teasing us or we have fulfilled them. The works are packaged with infinite meaning. Visit Fritz Lang’s creative ideas on M, He said: “the essence of the film is not to punish criminals, but to warn mothers: you should take care of your children!” Will critics be surprised by this statement? I can’t understand such creative intention, but according to the general comment, this video “the strict and private court practice of underworld organizations is directed at the Nazis before the usurpation of power in 1931. Today, it still has quite shocking warning significance”. I also think it is too serious.

Murderer m was mentally abnormal and committed crimes continuously, killing eight or nine girls. During this period, the entertainment places of the gang boss were repeatedly investigated and business was not good. The gang boss wanted to attack and use the human flesh search of the beggars’ sect to catch m before the police. The last five minutes began. The underworld organization mock court was equipped with judges, presiding judges and hearing listeners. Defense lawyers were also assigned to m to start the debate between the two sides:

M said: he couldn’t control his behavior. As soon as he saw the little girl, his heart was driven by the devil and guided him to commit unforgivable sins. At that time, he forgot everything. Two of them are struggling. One says “you have to do it” and the other says “you can’t”, and his heart is always suffering; To rule that his underworld is an ordinary person with normal mind, who can control his behavior, but also does murder and arson to endanger society. Who should be punished?

The defense lawyer who thought it was a decoration was very serious and persistent, He tried his best to defend M: “because my defendant committed a crime under an irresistible impulse, he should not be sentenced to death… No one will be punished for something he can’t help… No one can kill a person who can’t be responsible for his actions, this country can’t, of course you can’t… he should be sent to hospital, not prison or gallows”.

The chief judge (gang boss) said: after leaving the hospital, he began to kill again? He should be sentenced to death

At this moment, the audience gathered around him and attacked m, trying to execute him immediately.

At this moment, the police arrived and “saved” M. the video ended at this climax. A mother stayed and looked at the camera. “In this way, we can’t save our children. We should take care of our children very carefully.” (I’m not sure which version I’m looking at. It’s said that the restored version lengthens the court play and there is a trial conducted by a real judge?)

Suddenly, a difficult problem was thrown in front of the audience. 《M》 The meaning of has emerged.

Pinyin characters are easy to come up with something. For example, the inspection of diamonds will say that 4C standards (carat, clarity, colour, cut) are used. Management services should pursue 5S (safety, standardization…). The film titles V, m and Z can be regarded as moral.

The name of the murderer has nothing to do with M. the reason why “m is the murderer” is that someone was quick witted, afraid that the murderer would slip away, and took advantage of the mark painted on the back of the murderer’s clothes. In that scene, M is murder, but in the (mock) court, he is a mentally ill person and protected by law. He will receive treatment rather than execution, The public can’t face the non cooperation of the law on their moral concepts. At this time, M is moral. The law is respected by me only when it is used for me and stands out for me. Otherwise, let morality execute him, which reflects fairness and justice. When the camera is swept away, the underworld, the families of the victims and the general public are blurred.

When we look at the director’s rather strange creative intention “we should take good care of our children” (this line also appears at this time in the film), we will feel that it is irreparable for the society to get out of control (without careful care, allowing the society to go to dangerous extremes) The embarrassment between individual will and collective interests (individual madness threatens group life, group madness tortures individual life), legal incompetence and moral terror (law can only achieve justice to the greatest extent, and morality can be used to kill).

It is said that “m is the murderer” was the original title. The producer learned that Hitler might win the election and was worried that the film would be banned and changed to “m”. It can be seen that this m was not simple; And an eternal video must be closely linked to the eternal proposition of human beings, watching movies while watching their own.

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