Director Robert Siodmak
Screenplay Werner Jorg Luddecke
Country West Germany
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
|Release date 1957 (1957)|
Writer Will Berthold (article), Werner Jorg Luddecke
Awards German Film Award for Best Leading Actor
Cast Claus Holm (Kommissar Axel Kersten), Annemarie Düringer (Helga Hornung), Mario Adorf (Bruno Lüdke), Hannes Messemer (SS-Gruppenführer Rossdorf), Carl Lange (Major Thomas Wollenberg), Werner Peters (Willi Keun)
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The Devil Strikes at Night (German: Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam) is a 1957 West German film directed by Robert Siodmak. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and is based on the true story of Bruno Lüdke.
It is the story of a serial killer who murders women during the last year or two of World War II. In one of the crimes a man is arrested who is obviously innocent. An investigator who starts to get a thread which leads to the real killer is frustrated by Nazi authorities who feel that revealing the truth will undermine the people's faith in their supposedly infallible system. The detective story gradually becomes a story about the evils of political propaganda and corruption.
ReferencesThe Devil Strikes at Night Wikipedia
The Devil Strikes at Night IMDb The Devil Strikes at Night themoviedb.org