Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Feature Film, AT 2018, Farbe, 300 min., dOF
Diagonale 2019

Director: David Schalko
Script: Evi Romen, David Schalko
Cast: Sarah Viktoria Frick, Christian Dolezal, Verena Altenberger, Lars Eidinger, Sophie Rois, Moritz Bleibtreu, Bela B Felsenheimer, Udo Kier
Camera: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Christoph Brunner
Location Sound: Odo Grötschnig
Music: Dorit Chrysler
Sounddesign: Manuel Grandpierre
Production Design: Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat
Costumes: Alfred Mayerhofer
Additional Credits: Gerald Liebmann, Dominik Maringer, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Murathan Muslu, Julia Stemberger, Gabriel Barylli, Juergen Maurer
Producers: John Lueftner, David Schalko
Production: Superfilm
Co-production: Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), AT TV NOW, DE


A contemporary remake of one of the most important classics of cinematic history: Fritz Lang’s M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder from 1931 set in 2018. Vienna, in the middle of winter. Children disappear. At first, without a trace, but then their bodies are found. For the tabloids, a feast; for the police, a series of defeats. Politically, a problem and at the same time, the long-awaited chance for the ambitious interior minister. The underworld becomes engaged. The children’s murderer must be found, so that all of the other dirty business can go on undisturbed.