Film screening Murderers Among Us (1946)

Murderers Among Us © DEFA-Stiftung/Eugen Klagemann © DEFA-Stiftung/Eugen Klagemann


Goethe-Institut New York

30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Berlin, 1945, a city in ruins. Susanne Wallner returns from a concentration camp to her old apartment, now occupied by Dr. Mertens, a former surgeon distraught by his war experience in Poland. Featuring Hildegard Knef in her international breakthrough role, Murderers Among Us was Germany’s very first postwar film.

Germany, 1946, 90 min

Directed by Wolfgang Staudte
With Hildegard Knef, Ernst Wilhelm Borchert, Arno Paulsen

Screened as part of the film series Enemy Territory – Fritz Bauer & Postwar Germany