M - A CITY HUNTS A MURDERER
The contemporary remake 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 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.
On aire ORF eins
17.02.2019 20:15 ORF eins – Episode 1 and 2
20.02.2019 20:15 ORF eins – Episode 3 and 4
22.02.2019 20:15 ORF eins – Episode 5 and 6
Available at TV NOW
from 23.02.2019: https://www.tvnow.at/serien/m-eine-stadt-sucht-einen-moerder-17124
MAKING OF M ….
A SELECTION OF PRESS REVIEWS ON M – A CITY SEARCHING FOR A KILLER
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“… Absolutely worth seeing.”
“David Schalko’s “M – A City Looking for a Murderer” is fun, scares you, makes you wonder, gives you goosebumps, disgusts you, creeps you out, makes you angry. In short, M is good television that you’ll want to keep watching.”
– Der Standard
“To remake the classic “M – A City Looking for a Murderer” is actually sacrilege. But David Schalko has succeeded in doing the impossible. The film ingeniously tells the story of right-wing populism.”
– Die Welt
“If Elfriede Jelinek and Thomas Bernhard had ever wanted to make a television series together, it could have turned out similarly. Schalko succeeds in creating a period piece carried by his ensemble, determined by the will to comment on the present and a pronounced will to form.”
“M is great, courageous serial art …”
– Kleine Zeitung
“Superbly cast and grandly filmed.”
“Schalko exploits all opportunities and creates a modern masterpiece with his “M”.”