February and March see the German History Museum screen 18 of monocle-toting director Fritz Lang’s works, with 10 in their original English, after the Vienna-born “master of darkness” (1890-1976) hopped Hollywood-way in 1936.
English-language highlights include the 1927 expressionist silent masterpiece Metropolis written by his wife Thea von Harbou (Feb 5, 19:30) and lesser-shown work such as The Return of Frank James, Lang’s first colour and western (Feb 3, 21:00), The Woman in the Window (Feb 7, 20:00) and Scarlet Street (Feb 8, 20:00).
Also playing in original German without subtitles are classics such as the 1933 Nazi-banned Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse (The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Feb 29, 18:30, 20:00) and the 1960 follow-up Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse (The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Dabuse, Mar 3, 21:00)
Retrospektive Fritz Lang | Zeughauskino Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, U-Bhf Hausvogteiplatz. For more details visit www.dhm.de/kino