The Murderers Are Among Us

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Germany | 1946 | 85 Minutes | Wolfgang Staudte

February 16, 2014

A doctor, haunted by his service as a Nazi, falls in love with a camp survivor, but is compelled to seek vengeance on his commanding officer.

The first German film to directly deal with the wounds of WWII. Stark, symbolic, and stunning. Hildegarde Knef and Wilhelm Borchert star.

  • Original Language Title: Die Mörder sind unter uns
  • Director: Wolfgang Staudte
  • Principal Cast: Hildegard Knef, Elly Burgmer, Erna Sellmer
  • Country: Germany
  • Year: 1946
  • Running Time: 85 Minutes
  • Screenplay: Wolfgang Staudte
  • Cinematographers: Friedl Behn-Grund, Eugen Klagemann
  • Editors: Hans Heinrich
  • Music: Ernst Roters
  • Filmography: Rotation (1949), Roses for the Prosecutor (1959)
  • Language: German
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: 35 mm
  • US Distributor: Deutsche Film (DEFA)